More clutching of pearls in Britain
They're all rabbiting on about publishers' responsibility and writers' responsibility - what about rearing some children with some sense of responsibility for themselves? What about, if you've got a sensitive child, staying in touch with what they're reading so that you can put your oar in when you're worried about their reaction?
Also, what about filmmakers' responsibility? What about advertisers' responsibility? What about television programmers' and newspaper publishers' responsibility? What about other unsettling things that are thrust into children's lives without their consent every day? Beside all these things, my book is discreet, forces itself on no one, and is very carefully constructed to produce a particular effect, to tell a story that says particular things about the rearing of children, the harm that can come to them, and the way we choose to defend them.
The 'clutching of pearls' reference is from this blog post.