Obscenity

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Draw and you'll go to jail': the fight to save comics from the censor
Barnett, David
Article
2016
From worried parents to policemen with built-in 'Satan detectors', underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speec...
Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law Of Obscenity And The Assault On Genius
de Grazia, Edward
Book
1992
De Grazia, an attorney and defender of First Amendment rights, chronicles the conflict between artistic expression and censorship. Details the struggles of authors, booksellers and publishers.
Obscenity exposed
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The police definition of 'obscenity' gets right to the crux of the question.
Pornography and the Sex Censors: A review of 'Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights,' by Nadine Strossen
Crossen, Cathy
Article
1996
The pornography debacle has driven deep wedges among feminists, and has weakened the women's movement by alienating many women who cannot relate to a perceived ethos of anti-sexuality, gender antagoni...
Radical Digressions 1
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1973
Red Menace #3: Volume 2, Number 2 - Spring 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture
Kendrick, Walter
Book
1988
Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what ...
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...

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Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

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Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...

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The Erotic Arts
Webb, Peter
1975
Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.
Obscenity
An obscenity (in Latin obscenus, meaning "foul, repulsive, detestable") is that which offends the prevalent sexual morality of the time, is a profanity, or is otherwise taboo, indecent, abhorrent, or ...
Scunthorpe problem
Wikipedia article
The Scunthorpe problem is the blocking of e-mails, forum posts or search results by a spam filter or search engine because their text contains a string of letters that are shared with an obscene word.

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The Body Politic
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
The Body Politic - a magazine for gay liberation is aimed at the building of a gay movement and spreading gay consciousness. The paper features social and political issues representing the struggle ...
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...
SexSources.ca
Website
Sexuality resources: articles, websites, books.