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Chinese Same-Sex Slash Fic Targeted in Porn Crackdown | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Following the 2011 arrests of 20 online slash writers, mostly young women, China is once again cracking down on fanfic that it considers pornographic. Recently eight sites have been shut down and their staffs arrested. Read more…

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As we continue to mark 60 years since the Kefauver Hearings on comics and juvenile delinquency in the U.S. Senate, don’t forget you can show your retroactive support for Bill Gaines with our exclusive t-shirt! Or if you prefer, sport the mark of the Comics Code Authority with a shirt in your choice of black or white.

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New Jersey Professor Suspended for “Threatening” Photo of Game of Thrones T-Shirt

Bergen Community College administrators apparently don’t know when to stop digging…

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings to investigate whether comics caused juvenile delinquency, and to consider regulating the industry. No legislation ultimately resulted, but comics publishers did form the self-regulating Comics Code Authority to appease parents and lawmakers.

Prior to the hearings, EC Comics publisher—and later founder of Mad magazine—Bill Gaines ran the above ad poking fun at would-be censors in several of his titles. This assured him a less-than-warm welcome when he volunteered to testify before the subcommittee. Read more here…

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Our latest edition of Using Graphic Novels in Education is up with the fabulous Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics From an Unpleasant Age, edited by Ariel Schrag!

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Come get your nerd on with CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim this weekend! We’ll be at booth #509 with all sorts of goodies!

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Laurie Halse Anderson is celebrating the 15th anniversary of her book Speak by raising money for RAINN. In an interview with Book Riot, she had this to say about the various attempts to ban the book over the years:

It makes my blood boil.

I worry about the teachers and librarians who are [in] danger of losing their jobs and I worry about the students being denied access to a good book that has saved lives. I’m baffled by people my age (and younger!) who are so terrified at their inability to talk about rape, a crime that affects 1 in six women and 1 in 33 men, that they would rather ban the book than tell their kids the truth and prepare them for the harsh realities of the world.

Book banners make me fight harder.

More here!

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