YIP Magazine has officially been banned from William Dunbar Public School. The date of the first magazine burning has not yet been scheduled, but it is certain that the poor children of William Dunbar will no longer be able to be exposed to the mirthful nonsense they so dearly need if they are to develop good brains.
Perhaps the most confusing aspect of the banning of YIP is the reasons given. The vice-principal of William Dunbar called the magazine "racist, sexist and insulting to religions."
These allegations are startling. YIP has ony mentioned race in two stories (Mammoth and Why Black Ninjas Don't Eat Oranges), and in neither case were characters displeased to suddenly find out that they were black.
As to the statement that YIP is sexist, I can only assume that the condemner only bothered to read the title of the article More Reasons Why beer is Better than Women. Had he actually read the article, he would've found the most degrading item to be the fact that beer is foamier than women. The article was obviously making fun of the original, sexist list.
YIP was also unjustly accused of being insulting to religions. Sure, YIP doesn't treat Jesus Christ with the solemnity some religious groups do, but we've never insulted him. Other religions have hardly been mentioned.
Censorship is no fun. Anyone who read through a few YIP magazines would find that they are not mean and hateful, but nice and playful. In this case, as in many others, the censor was unqualified to judge on behalf of the people he was trying to protect. So, it seems only fair to say that the VP of William Dunbar is a smiling, kindheaded nice guy , who deserves to have the love beaten out of him.
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