Re: [Videolib] adding pornographic films to collection

Christopher Lewis (clewis@american.edu)
Mon, 10 May 2004 10:05:12 -0400

Where's the etiquette here? The only part of the attached message I wrote
was the last two sentences, which were excised from a longer paragraph and
email.

Chris Lewis
Media Librarian/Humanities Collection Manager
American University Library
202.885.3257
AIM: congolene

If you have no money, be polite.
- Danish proverb


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Subject: Re: [Videolib] adding pornographic films to
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To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
From: Christopher Lewis <clewis@american.edu>
Date sent: Fri, 7 May 2004 13:24:09 -0400
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Whatever happened to academic freedom? Why do we have to run scared--Well,
we don't. We have to stand our ground on these key freedom of speech
issues. The
60's and 70's porno movies, while trashy and gross, have historical and
cultural
significance, especially in light of web pornography. It is up to us argue
this point,
among many others, to those who seek to interfere with our teaching
methods.

I imagine, with the rare exception, many of the librarians who would
verbally support this would privately avoid doing it themselves. Obviously
it could lead to a firestorm were it to happen in the wrong community.
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