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Old 05-13-2007, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I was shopping at a fun little bookstore in my hometown today when in the baby section my husband gave me a book about circumcision to look out. We figured it would be anti or neutral until I saw that the author was Edgar Schoen (sp?).I flipped through the bookand began to feel really ill. Seriously. It was complete propoganda.

I remarked that, "This belongs in the horror section." I did hide it behind some Field and Stream magazines on the very bottom shelf, but I feel like maybe a little more should be done. I really don't want a pregnant woman to come across it without there even being an anticirc alternative nearby. Who knows, maybe there was one but it was sold or something. I certainly didn't want to buy it just to get it off the shelf, because I didn't want them to order more, or to give that UA any more money.

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I would hide it too. Then I would go away, write a little note, with some good links and stick it deep in the pages and hide it again. Then I would go wash my hands 68 times.

I did "edit" a library book that had horrible info in it that was so very wrong. It was one of those "everything" guides to potty training. So, I wrote the accurate info in and the web address of nocirc.com. If they have to pull it for being damaged...oops! We pay a lot of taxes anyway...:

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I will probably get flamed for this, but I've done this to really bad books - I take the front cover and rip it about an inch down from the top - not off, just a tear - enough that you definitely wouldn't buy it to give as a gift (these are more for "those" baby books that seem all innocent to the casual buyer) - I've only done it once or twice - but I don't feel too bad for the publisher or the big box bookstore.

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I wondered what to do about this myself, when I saw the "new" (as in secular) Ezzo book prominently displayed at Borders. It basically says "it's been done for thousands of years, it's no worse than the PKU test" with that paternalistic tone that particular book is known for. I couldn't do anything - there were many, many of the books on display!
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I work at a very well-known thrift store chain (w/ stores across the U.S., Canada and Australia), and when I see it, despite job security, I discreetly scribble in a pro-intact link ("www.intact.ca" is quick) in pencil and put it back on the shelf.
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What about printing off some info about schoen and mailing it anonymously to the bookstore owner?
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What about printing off some info about schoen and mailing it anonymously to the bookstore owner?
I was thinking about something like this actually. it is a small locally owned store. Most of the books in the baby section were pretty cool, they had many about birth, breastfeeding, even two about elimination communication; so to me this really seems misplaced.

I think I will write a well thought out letter and send it, I don't mind signing my name. I beleive for the most part merchants should be able to sell what they want, but the owner has the right to know who this guy really is.

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I'm hesitant to encourage damaging books that don't belong to us; however, writing something in pencil or inserting a pamphlet or pro-intact card seems appropriate. Another option I thought of, but could get folks in trouble would be an anti-circ, informative sticker inside somewhere.

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I have turned the Ezzo book so the binding is not showing, and I have also put pamphlets inside pregnancy books with nocirc info. I don't think I would go so far as to rip a book... but I am fine with you guys doing it. :
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Buy it and burn it. Although, that might just make them order more.
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When it was a local bookstore owned by a (childless) friend. i just told them that the Ezzo book was crap and babies have died from its practices. They pulled it immediately and sent it back to the distributor.

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I work at a very well-known thrift store chain (w/ stores across the U.S., Canada and Australia), and when I see it, despite job security, I discreetly scribble in a pro-intact link ("<a href="http://www.intact.ca" target="_blank">www.intact.ca</a>" is quick) in pencil and put it back on the shelf. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
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I flip them backwards or put them behind better books (at the library too.)

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