2. Source Code
4. Super 8
6. Attack the Block
7. Captain America: The First Avenger
9. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
- Current Mood:hungover
I don't really believe in censorship because people, even students will be able to read what they want if they decide they want to whether or not it is available in a school. I don't think having certain books available condones or encourages certain beliefs or behaviors, as long as no books are being censored, which actually does encourage particular ideals. I guess certain books like the anarchists cookbook may not have much literary merit and could be problematic if they got into the wrong hands, but the problem is censoring one book leads to censoring other books. Some of my favorite books were banned because they promoted behaviors and thoughts outside mainstream society (the Catcher in the Rye, Slaughterhouse-five, 1984, Of Mice and Men, Fahrenheit 451, etc.), which I find extremely upsetting since many of them promote critical thinking and prompt people to change their perspectives on the world. Banning books seems futile since high school kids get bombarded seemingly negative messages and ideals through the mass media, but who are we to judge what messages are of value and what are not? Censorship quells open mindedness and limits people's abilities to make informed decisions. If parents want to watch what messages their children receive, they should just talk to them about what they have read or saw and discuss what it means to them, rather than trying to control systems like the school and the media. Often times prohibiting something makes it more alluring.
One a less serious note, if I had a child or if I was a teacher, I would let my kids read Twilight but tell them how the messages in it are impractical and outdated and that women should not give up their life for men. We no longer live in the patriarchal society Twilight is based upon and it is important for females to take control of their lives rather than simply be dependent on men. I would also encourage them to read books that are actually written well.
The X-Files is my favorite show, ever.
Its hard to pick my favorite episode but right now it is 'Small Potatoes'. I haven't experienced X-Files esque paranormal activity but have had a few bizarre things happen to me. As Agent Scully would say, there is probably a logical explanation for them though.
- Current Mood: geeky
- Current Music:Across The Sea- Weezer
I will miss school actually. Well mostly the friends I made. I am proud of myself for having a good first semester. I worked 20 hours a week and got a 4.0.
I feel like going ice skating or skiing. I tried to go skiing over the weekend but it was -15 with the windchill on the mountain and i prefer not to be frostbitten.
OMG Iowa caucuses tomorrow.
- Current Mood: lethargic