Here's the three little pigs link.
Un.Real. "Talk" of pigs is "offensive??" No, practicing Muslims and Jews don't EAT pig, but to the best of my knowledge can TALK about them all day long if they so please. Ridiculous. Utterly, and totally mad! People who are offended by pigs or hot-cross buns should really find a hobby!
Things like this really get to me. I understand trying to build a world where words of hate aren't easily thrown around, and where people all treated fairly regardless, but the fact is, in this world there is a lot of "othering" going on due to one's race/religion/ethnicity/etc. However, in my humble opinion we can't all live in little cotton wrapped bubbles for the rest of our lives. I'm all about discourse! Is this word hurtful? Let's talk about it! Let's talk about why we shouldn't use it!! Let's talk about its history and its background! Just banning the word/story and pretending it never existed? Let's talk about issues instead of pretending that we live in a perfect and fair world. Fact: We don't.
I would be FURIOUS if they started to "PCify" books. Take Joseph Conrad for example. Some people think that he used racist terminology in some of his books, I would agree. Well I think Conrad was a great writer. "Under Western Eyes" is a book I really enjoyed. Do I agree with everything he says in his books? No. Am I aware that in the time he lived in bigotry was more overt than it is today? Yes. Does his writing reflect a historical period, and can reading it cause me to be more aware of the way people thought back then? Yes. Do I condone his bigotry, whether overt or subtle? No. Is his writing crap because some of his expressions were not PC? NO. Am I able to enjoy his writing as well as seriously debate whether or not he was a racist by examining his works? Yep. I mean seriously if we were going to BAN authors for using non-pc words... Just imagine the loss of literature which would occur
Sorry for ranting, I don't know if I'm expressing myself well, but seriously, this topic gets to me. I'm not even going to talk about how the word "virgin" is supposedly offensive
. I feel like some people think if you wipe out a word or a ban a book, you instantly wipe out the meaning or sentiment behind it. Not so IMO.
ETA: I just realized I used it's instead of its!! I'm so ashamed