Originally Posted by alwayshappy
read the OP - it says "to stop new moms reading it"
It cant be any clearer.
Yes, but she probably wasn't careful with her word choice. The bottom line is that she cannot stop new moms from reading those books just by buying them from a thrift store. All she can do is see a book that she thinks is wrong, and buy that copy hoping that some new parent doesn't happen to come across it and buy it without knowing much about it. If people want to read those books, they can find them at the public library or in a book store.
Ahh, I just looked back. She said: but I feel as though maybe I stopped 3 new moms from reading - and following - their "techniques".
I think the key for me is I don't believe she did what she said she did--stopped 3 new moms from reading the books and using them. I think very likely even if a new parent came across this book and bought it, they wouldn't necessarily read the books and follow the techniques. So for me, I see it more as a kind of social protest, as I said earlier. There is no way to remove all of these books from circulation, and honestly, I would never advocate that sort of thing. But I truly believe she has a right to do what she did that is as strong as anyone's right to read the book in the first place. They are both kinds of free speech.