Turkey says Rebel Girls children’s book should be treated like porn

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Turkey has ruled that a million-selling book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls should be partially criminialized and treated like edition given it could have a “detrimental influence” on immature people.

The book, that has been published in 47 languages, offers a array of moving stories about women from story for immature children. But in a preference published final week, a Turkish government’s house for a insurance of minors from pornographic publications said: “Some of a papers in a book will have a unpropitious change on a minds of those underneath a age of 18.”

That means it can usually be sole to adults and contingency be secluded from viewpoint in shops.

One of a authors, US-based Francesca Cavallo, pronounced she was saddened by a decision. She said: “Girls merit to grow adult surrounded by some-more womanlike purpose models. They merit to grow adult meditative that they can be anything they want.

“When a supervision is frightened by a children’s book compelling equality, that means that compelling these messages by children’s novel can have and is carrying an impact, and it creates me even some-more encouraged to keep fighting each day.”

The book has been a edition materialisation given rising in 2016 from one of a many successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, spawning sequels, spinoffs and many copycats. Cavallo pronounced a usually problem it had faced until now was Russia’s preference to bury a form of a transgender lady in a book.

The Turkish publishers’ organisation expelled a matter this week, observant a supervision preference was “a risk from a viewpoint of freedoms of countenance and press, and a hazard to a beliefs of a approved society”.

The book’s Turkish publisher pronounced it was watchful for a preference to be strictly communicated to it before commenting.

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