Recently a bunch of vintage pulp stories, among them mysteries, were reprinted by a publishing company that did a horrible job of butchering the originals, censoring (Not the c-word! Think of it more like "considerately editing") a lot of it where it decided it might be deemed offensive for a modern reader. Seriously? It might not be perfect, but history is history, and going back to pretend stuff didn't happen or wasn't written is just absurd. Besides, way worse things are written in modern-day harlequins, from semi-rape to all sorts of disturbing fantasies. Editing stuff like that and giving such an excuse is like a museum painting clothes onto the figures of classical art, because it might offend someone.
If that wasn't enough, the company sounds very patronising when talking about it, referring to their readers as if they were ignorant little children who had to be shielded from such shocking facts such as a woman being beaten in the 1930s wasn't necessarily considered wrong. This despite the fact that most of the people who bought the books for crying out loud are fans of vintage pulps.