posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 06:04 PM
I like Oxford University Press, I often buy books from their online store and in their shop in Oxford. As academic publishers they are excellent.
However the recent banning on 'pig' connotation words seems too extreme and rather illogical. Pigs are animals and they exist, some people eat them,
some don't, but they do exist and cannot be airbrushed out of reality.
People eat 'sausage' products but even those can be meat free, vegan or kosher.
Are pigs going to be mentioned in zoology books?
How about those that do eat bacon etc, is stigmatising pigs and the food that is consumed from them not offensive to those that do? The people of the
west have been eating pigs since there were wild boar
in the woods since before
There is a popular childrens show called Peppa Pig, is that going to be referred to as Peppa ***, how will articles on Medieval banqueting refer to
the Tudor inclination for eating pigs? ''Henry VIII was known to have a fondness for ***, as **** was considered the healthiest meat to eat to the
When certain factions have shown that their values are very offensive to most others, should it not be imperative that they are made aware of their
own lack of morals instead of appeasement in the form of banishing words and animals from literature.
Oxford University Press bans use of pig, sausage or pork-related words to avoid offending Muslims
The Oxford University Press guidelines emerge after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks
The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid to
avoid offending Jews and Muslims.
The existence of the publisher's guidelines emerged after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks.
edit on 14-1-2015 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)