f you thought that the woke censorship would stop at children’s authors like Roald Dahl and R.L. Stine, think again. The latest HarperCollins editions of some works by Agatha Christie, who wrote 66 detective novels and 15 short stories before her death in 1976, will be edited by these so-called “sensitivity readers.”
As our friends at Twitchy have highlighted, there are certain buzz words revealed in media headlines.
“Agatha Christie novels reworked to remove potentially offensive language,” The Guardian put it, making mention of those “sensitivity readers” in the subheadline. Perhaps even more ridiculous is this headline from Deadline: “Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Miss Marple Classic Mysteries Rewritten For Modern Sensitivities.” The Telegraph, mentioned in reporting from The Guardian, also had a similar headline, “Agatha Christie classics latest to be rewritten for modern sensitivities.”
That doesn’t appear to be the pressing issue for the leftist outlet, though. Rather, it’s all about fairness for these so-called sensitivity readers:
Sensitivity readers are a comparatively recent phenomenon in publishing that have gained widespread attention in the past two years. They vet both new publications and older works for potentially offensive language and descriptions, and aim to improve diversity in the publishing industry – though some are paid extremely low wages.
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