Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books

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Barcelona school removes 200 sexist children's books

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1Cynfelyn
Abr 18, 2019, 9:16am

Other schools look to follow after Tàber school takes out one-third of its collection, deeming the books ‘highly stereotypical and sexist’

"Several schools across Barcelona are considering purging their libraries of stereotypical and sexist children’s books, after one removed around 200 titles, including Little Red Riding Hood and the story of the legend of Saint George, from its library.

"The Tàber school’s infant library of around 600 children’s books was reviewed by the Associació Espai i Lleure as part of a project that aims to highlight hidden sexist content. The group reviewed the characters in each book, whether or not they speak and what roles they perform, finding that 30% of the books were highly sexist, had strong stereotypes and were, in its opinion, of no pedagogical value. ..."

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/18/barcelona-school-removes-200-sexis...

2LolaWalser
Abr 18, 2019, 10:56am

Removed from a collection does not mean "banned". I'm 100% sure any parents who wish to keep raising sexist little shits will scarcely feel the impact of this measure.

Also note that just a little further down in the text, below the framing of "oh NO! The monsters have banned LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD!", it's noted that only some versions of the popular tales are being removed:

These included several versions of the stories about Little Red Riding Hood and Saint George, a popular read at Catalonia’s celebration of the Diada de Sant Jordi on 23 April. The books were removed, with less stereotype-heavy versions of the stories remaining on shelves.


3cpg
Abr 18, 2019, 4:09pm

>2 LolaWalser: "Removed from a collection does not mean 'banned'"

Tell that to the American Library Association.