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What to say when you are told that you work in a bad library because you filter the Internet:

"We support the guidelines outlined in the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom regarding internet filters, but we also listened to our library patrons who were concerned with how pornographic images were displayed on library computer screens.

We received complaints about images of nude women and women engaged in sex acts. Library patrons felt that these images sexualized women and created an unfair and unwelcoming environment. Women in particular felt threatened by these images.

We support intellectual freedom, but not in a way that victimizes women."

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I've memorized that last part for whenever some librarian makes that condescending face when I say we filter, "Of course, we support intellectual freedom, but not in a way that victimizes women." And then I'll make my own superior face.

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