Remember, our intention was to publish the stories in their original form. But once we immersed ourselves in the text, our eyes grew wide. Our jaws dropped. Social behavior—such as hitting a woman—that would be considered totally unacceptable now was quite common sixty years ago. Scenes of near rape would not sit well with a contemporary audience, we were quite convinced. We therefore decided to make small adjustments to the text, only in cases where we felt scenes or phrases would be offensive to a 2009 readership.
You pack of goddammed super-sensitive morons!
Was “quite common sixty years ago”?!!!? Have you no brains? This is fiction, you idiots, fiction!
You’ve betrayed my trust, Harlequin.
You are dead to me. I will never run another post about your company again. I will never buy from you. I will point people to this post so they can despise you as much as I do.
May you go out of business, wind up living in cardboard boxes, and starve to death.