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The Pros And Cons Of Censorship

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Censorship, what is censorship truly. A blessing? Perhaps a curse, the Dictionary definition of censorship would be the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. (Google search) Which is true, but is it necessarily a good thing. There are many pros and cons of real world censorship just as there is with many things meant to protect us. Just like a sword, it protects but can cause harm to those in its way.
A common reason for censorship would be the effect certain materials have on our children. Which makes sense due to parents not wanting to let their children mature too fast. Adults need to realize that not every child is raised the same and that going as far as to censor a book from a school completely isn’t going to help anyone. This is an unforgiving world where humans act through the law of the jungle, survival of the fittest with those with knowledge will come out on top and censorship prevents us from learning said knowledge. Now children shouldn’t have to learn the birds and the bees that’s an understandable topic to censor till they’re older and truly ready, but they should know about what they should stay away from in this crazy unpredictable world.
Authors also are affected by censorship. These artists of words spend months to years working on these books and then just like that, their hard work is tossed down the drain. This can be really devastating for an author to have what they worked on for hours and sacrificed so much for be
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