Ah, yes, the time honored argument about whether or not people should use their real names on the Internet. While the common use of pseudonyms can indirectly give bullies and harassers freedom from accountability, requiring people to identify themselves can have a chilling effect on those who use them as shields against harassment, and especially political persecution. Guess which side the argument of China is on?Read More
Nothing to see here. Move along.
Instagram has admitted that they made a mistake when they disabled an account that posted pictures of women with visible pubic hair, but they're still busily trying to figure out the right amount of censorship for women's bodies.Read More
Peggy is not amused.
both Agent Carter and Fox drama Empire have both been ordered off the Internet by the State General Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), who regulate all media in the country.Read More
Hey, British Board of Film Censors: careful, now.
Instead of a sit in, we're getting a facesitting. That's not a pithy joke, by the way. There is literally going to be a mass facesitting in Westminster. Bring your friends.Read More
So they just banned 90% of our job.
The Chinese government is now seeking to ban wordplay of all kinds from broadcast communications, ads, and politics. I guess they're tired of cunning linguists.Read More
I'll tell you where you can stick that legislation.
Terrible news, UK porn watchers: unless your favorite British-run streaming service can ensure that its kinkier fare "is made available in a manner which secures that persons under the age of 18 will not normally see or hear it," it's about to get censored right off your Internet—and apparently, "female ejaculation" counts.Read More
And it's all thanks to Inside Amy Schumer! Huzzah!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More