Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cencorship, Paypal, Smashwords... OH MY!!

I know this is completely off topic for me and I have to warn all the parents out there-- the sex word will be in this blog. But, here's the thing, I need to discuss censorship because I would never want to see a world where you would be denied knowledge due to it.  It would not be a fun world-- let's face it-- because every ill-thinking, negative person would have their way. 

You may think that's a bold statement, but it's really not.  Now, perhaps I'm speaking out of turn, but I can be this harsh with conviction because I've been censored at times due to my frank talk about sexuality.  Now, granted, that may be considered okay to some people because the awfully dirty word is in the title of one of my books and we should NEVER utter that word, but here's the kicker-- it's a book for adults and it's labeled accordingly at every site that carries it-- yet I've STILL been censored.

If people have their way, my whole blog could be censored due to some of the adult content.  That would be okay if my blog and books were still visible to the public.  But what if they weren't?  How would you, my dear readers feel?  Hold your thoughts for a moment. 

How do you think I would feel as a writer?  Well, that's easy.  I'd feel terrible that I couldn't share with you EVERY truth that I've discovered over the years.  I'd be crushed.  I honestly don't think I could exist in a world without truth.  I'm not saying this because I feel depressed-- quite the contrary.  I'm saying this because I would fight tooth and nail against it.  I think it would be a shame if I or any other writer had to dance around the truth.  Sex isn't dirty!  People make it dirty.

Yet, there are religious beliefs and children to think about when it comes to censorship.  I am a mother and I do understand this which is why I have ALWAYS warned my readers of my content for my blog so little eyes don't gander.  I know I can't save every little one who surfs the net without consent, however, my warnings are out there.  And let's face it-- my content is completely timid given today's shock value standards, yet I'm still considered a dirty writer-- go figure.

My thoughts about this subject are reflected further here if you care to ponder...

http://amandakimberleysromances.blogspot.com/
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