Rest Easy

You can rest easy, knowing that one of the largest and most respected publishing companies in the world is doing its part to protect you and other people from offensive material.

That’s right.  Oxford University Press has issued author guidelines dissuading writers it is working with from mentioning pigs, pork, sausage – anything that might be construed as pork-related.  No, it’s not for health reasons.  Rather, they don’t want to risk offending Muslim or Jewish readers.

I’d ask if we could get any stupider, but that’s just silly.  Of course we can.  And will.

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