Monday, October 13, 2008

On Being Offensive Or Libelous In Fiction

Dino Manrique writes about, well, read this excerpt from his post for yourselves:

A member of my site recently deleted his story about a relationship between a priest and a woman because some of the site members found the story, which was set in University of Santo Tomas, 'offensive.' Most of the comments from the members and from the poster's friends were concerned with putting the name of the school in a bad light especially since it was used as a title. You can find the discussion here and my comment here. I want to know what you think. The thread touches on such literary issues as duties and definition of an artist and defamation in fiction.

Click here to read his whole entry. There are more links there. And think hard after reading.


Blogger Dom Cimafranca said...

Well, you know where I stand on the matter.... ;-)

9:42 PM  
Blogger Dom Cimafranca said...

On another note, how does this compare to, say, something like the "Desperate Housewives" flap?

11:32 PM  
Blogger pgenrestories said...

Wasn't there another flap recently also about some British show? Just last week, I think? Similar to Desperate Housewives?

Hehehe. If you want strong opinions, both The Filipino Writer and Banzai Cat are game to express theirs.

9:05 AM  

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