Posts tagged "censorship"

Julie Bindel And Milo Yiannopoulos Both Banned From Free Speech Debate

Second-wave feminist Julie Bindel and gay conservative men’s rights advocate Milo Yiannopoulos were both banned from speaking at the University of Manchester in a debate titled, “From liberation

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2015 - 9:30 am

Russia Bans PornHub Because It’s Hurting Kids Or Something

Russia’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has banned PornHub and ten other web sites. The agency claims that it’s protecting children, and that the sites illegally distributed and produced pornography.
This is

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Taylor Swift’s 1989 Merch Is Being Censored In China

Taylor Swift’s official e-commerce store launched in China this week ahead of her 1989 tour touching down in Shanghai in November. Totally fine, totally normal. What is more curious, however,…

Megan Reynolds | July 24, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Check Out Ted Cruz’s Anti-Woman Campaign Platform

The ladies, he does not love them.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 24, 2015 - 5:30 pm

76 Percent Of Ferguson Residents Are At The Mercy Of A Racist Police Force

The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 16, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Colorado Asks: Are IUDs Contraception Or Abortion?

Colorado, you ARE high.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 6, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Ray Rice: “There Is No Excuse For Domestic Violence”

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has issued an apology for abusing his wife Janay. [TIME]
Two more alleged victims have spoken out against Bill Cosby. [Death and

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 13, 2015 - 6:30 pm

The U.S. Supports Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Covers, Citing Free Speech

The U.S. State Department has voiced public support for Charlie Hebdo’s past and future satirical magazine covers, citing the importance of free speech. [RawStory]
French comedian Dieudonné has…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Your Cat Can Fight Internet Censorship With A Kim Jong Un Scratching Post

If there is one thing cats hate, it’s water. If there’s two things cats hate, it’s water and Internet censorship.
A group called The Pussycat Riot (not affiliated with the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Pennsylvania Court Lifts The Ban On “I Heart Boobies” Bracelets

“Boobies” isn’t a bad word, especially when it’s being used to promote a breast cancer awareness campaign. A judge in Pennsylvania seems to think so, too, which is why he…

Julie Gerstein | August 6, 2013 - 11:20 am

Wisconsin Newspaper Censors The Word ‘Vagina’ From “Vagina Monologues” Ad

A Wisconsin newspaper just made “The Vagina Monologues” a whole lot dirtier: changing the title to XXXXXXX. The Ashland Daily Press censored the word “vagina” in an ad for the upcoming…

Erica Boorstein | June 25, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Chicago Public Schools Pull Graphic Novel Persepolis

Update, 5:15p.m.: Chicago Public Schools have rescinded the order to yank Persepolis from the shelves. This is great news! [Chicago Tribune]

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is one of…

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Is This Keira Knightley Chanel Ad Unfit For The Eyes Of Children?

The British Advertising Standards Authority strikes again! The ad censorship watchdog, responsible for putting the kibosh on everything from scummy American Apparel ads to a photo of an underage Dakota

Rachel Krause | February 15, 2013 - 9:40 am

Irony: MTV Airs “Mean Girls,” Bleeps “Vagina” But Not “Whore”

Okay, you might want to be sitting down when I tell you this, but I watched “Mean Girls” for the first time a couple weekends ago. I was pretty well acquainted with… well,…

The Mary Sue | December 13, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot At Moscow Concert

Last night at her concert in Moscow, Madonna appealed for the release of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band which has been jailed for five months after speaking out publicly…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2012 - 11:20 am

5 Ways The “Internet Censorship” Bill Will Wreck The Web As We Know It

As if the House of Representatives had nothing better to do, several people inCongress have proposed a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, which is basically one big booty-kiss to the entertainment industry and a…

The Stir | November 17, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Quickies: Elton John’s Gay Adoption Magazine Cover Censored & “State Of The Union” Funny Faces

A Harps Supermarket in Arkansas put up a “family shield” over Us Weekly’s cover of Elton John, his husband David Furnish, and their new baby, Zachary, to protect sensitive…

Jessica Wakeman | January 26, 2011 - 8:00 pm

PBS Censors Tina Fey

The other day, Jessica told us about Tina Fey receiving the Mark Twain Prize for humor last week (only “the third woman in history to do so after Lily…

Wendy Atterberry | November 17, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Amazon Finally Bans “The Pedophile’s Guide To Love And Pleasure”

What kind of crack was Amazon smoking when the retailer decided it was OK to sell the book The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child Lover’s Code of

Ami Angelowicz | November 11, 2010 - 2:10 pm

One Of These Mariahs Is Not Like The Other

Take a look at the above images of Mariah Carey: In one picture, she’s in an adorable crop top and shorts set. In the other, she’s decked out in pants…

Julie Gerstein | October 5, 2010 - 5:45 pm