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Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Another Piggie Dispute In The UK
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At the risk of alienating Mary Jackson upon her return (she thinks these kinds of stories are overblown and she's probably right), I'm going to post this anyway. It's from the BBC:

A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a government agency's annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims.

The digital book, re-telling the classic fairy tale, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

Becta, the government's educational technology agency, is a leading partner in the annual schools award.

The judges also attacked Three Little Cowboy Builders for offending builders...

The judges criticised the stereotyping in the story of the unfortunate pigs: "Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?"

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Posted on 01/23/2008 12:13 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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