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  1. Now We Have Achieved True Equality: You Can Officially Say “Pussy” on Comedy Central

    Yeah! Feminism!

    And it's all thanks to Inside Amy Schumer! Huzzah!

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  2. Arizona Schools Are Literally Ripping Pages on Contraception out of Biology Books

    Well this is as stupid as [REDACTED].

    The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board in Arizona became displeased with a section in a high school biology book that described how an abortion-inducing drug works after complaints from a Christian law organization called Freedom, so they advised school officials to redact it with extreme prejudice. I can't wait until someone goes full-on Fahrenheit 451 on them.

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  3. Presenting a Brief History of American Film Censorship, Where Violence Is OK But Sex Isn’t

    Xciting!

    Start your morning off right—with the folks from CineFix's Film School'd series giving a run-down of the history of film censorship, from the early days (Edison, the scandal!) to today. If you're interested in that documentary used in the last few minutes, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, it's really good and you all should watch it.

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  4. [UPDATED] Randy Queen Pulls Defamation Threats, Apologizes to Escher Girls Blog Admin

    Hooray!

    Yesterday we told you about how Escher Girls, a tumblr dedicated to scrutinizing the inaccurate female anatomy that's become industry standard in comics, was facing legal threats from an artist upset with his work being featured. Today the blog's admin, Ami Angelwings, has heard from that artist yet again, and it seems like the matter is going to work out in her favor.

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  5. Unrealistic Female Anatomy Tumblr “Escher Girls” Currently Facing Harrassment From DMCA-Abusing Comic Artist

    Someone's about to learn about the Streisand Effect.

    If you're a comics loving feminist on the Internet, then you probably have a passing familiarity with Escher Girls and the sometimes snarky, oftentimes insightful work they do. If you're a comic book artist who doesn't understand the difference between defamation and constructive criticism (or copyright infringement and fair use, for that matter), Escher Girls is the bane of your existence. And, unfortunately, now the site is facing unfounded legal action from one particularly upset artist.

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  6. Archie Comic Banned In Singapore For Showing A Wedding Between Two Men

    Well, at least it's not going to be pulped. That's, um, good news, right?

    Today in sadly unsurprising news, the third installment of Archie: The Married Life has been banned in Singapore for depicting a wedding between two men.

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  7. China Isn’t Having Any of Your Science Bros., They’ve Arrested 20 Slash Fanfiction Writers

    Team China: Imagination Police.

    I'm no huge proponent of fanfiction, but arresting people is taking it a bit far, China. Well, for China, it really isn't. Their Internet and media in generally are broadly censored, but a new report suggests that the country's police have arrested at least 20 people for writing romantic tales starring their favorite fictional male characters.

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  8. Captain Underpants Needs More Censorship than an Erotic Adult Novel Because that Makes Total Sense

    "pee-pee??" Oh, the horror!

    Captain Underpants, a graphic novel intended for children, holds the #1 spot for the most challenged book for two years in a row-- beating E.L. James Fifty Shades of Grey, which ranked #4. Yup, a comic about an imagined superhero who prefers to not wear any pants is a lot more raunchy than awful descriptions of porn.

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  9. Neverwhere Banned In A New Mexico High School Because We Can’t Have Nice Things

    You just can't please some people. Sorry, did we say 'people?' We meant 'jerks.'

    Not even a month after Banned Books Week came and went, a school in New Mexico has decided to remove Neil Gaiman's classic fantasy novel Neverwhere from both their curriculum and their library after one parent complained of sexual innuendo. Wait, sexual innuendo? Really? Out of all the things you could have objected to in that book?

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  10. Proposed Internet Error 451 Would Warn Users of Government Censorship

    ERROR 451: Civil Rights Not Found

    Government censorship of the Internet is becoming more and more common, and in many cases blocked sites are indistinguishable from those that are just not working. That's why the Open Rights Group is proposing a "451 unavailable" error message to appear on those sites to let us know if we're living in a Bradburian dystopia.

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