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  1. Simulated Sex Protest Against UK’s New Restrictive Porn Laws Will Be Staged In London

    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.

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  2. The Chinese Government Wants to Ban Puns. Where’s the Pun in That?

    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.

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  3. New UK Legislation Bans Female Ejaculation, Facesitting, Some BDSM From Streaming Porn

    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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. [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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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