Update on the Bechdel/Thompson challenge.
Here’s what happened last night: In his opening remarks, the president of the library’s Board of Directors announced a proposal to form a committee to devise a “material selection policy” to determine the guidelines used to select books for the shelves. The proposal was agreed to unanimously. Until the committee’s recommendations are drawn, the two graphic novels will be kept off the shelves, and will be re-evaluated once there are guidelines with which to re-evaluate. And that, for the time being, is where the matter stands.
[Later: More info from the Marshall Democrat-News.]