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WORDS OF CAUTION

Should activities that are illegal to perform in real-life, such as the distribution of Class A drugs, be illegal to write about in a fictional context where no actual harm is caused?

"WHSmith's vile trade in online rape porn," proclaimed the Mail on Sunday in an expose of the retailer's website, which appears to have accidentally allowed adult content ebooks to have come up in searches for children's material.

Read more: WORDS OF CAUTION

Government to "get to grips" with Rape-Porn

1. What are the Government proposing in relation to pornography containing simulated rape?

In a speech to the NSPCC on the 22nd July 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron stated that pornography that depicts simulated rape "normalise(s) sexual violence against women," despite the absence of any evidence proving such a causal link.

Read more: GOVERNMENT TO "GET TO GRIPS" WITH RAPE-PORN

Is the rape porn cultural harm argument another rape myth?

"Myths arise from people's need to make sense of acts that are senseless, violent or disturbing. They attempt to explain events, like rape and abuse, in ways that fit with our preconceived ideas about the world - they arise from and reinforce our prejudices and stereotypes".

Read more: IS THE RAPE PORN CULTURAL HARM ARGUMENT ANOTHER RAPE MYTH?

Keir Starmer's Obscene Solution

Today the Director of Public Prosecutions issued "Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media".

They arrived after a consultation period, including round-table discussions with the DPP. I attended the discussion for legal professionals. I asked two questions: how would "indecent" and "obscene" be defined, interpreted and therefore applied?

Read more: KIER STARMER'S OBSCENE SOLUTION

OBSCENITY TRIAL: “Would you welcome an Anal Prolapse?”

This blog on consent to sexual acts and representations was written a week after Michael Peacock's acquittal and addresses the CPS' guidelines on the OPA six-months prior to Simon Walsh's Trial. 


“Would you welcome an Anal Prolapse?” 


This question was put in open Court in the obscenity trial of the decade, R v Peacock, by prosecution counsel Mr Timothy Forster, in cross-examining the defence expert witness in pornography, Dr Clarissa Smith. 

Read more: OBSCENITY TRIAL: “Would you Welcome an Anal Prolapse?”

Your Rights If Arrested

You have the right to free, independent and confidential legal advice, either in person or by phone.

You should ALWAYS exercise this right: by saying that you want a solicitor to advise and represent you.

If you do not know the name of a solicitor, you can ask for the duty solicitor to represent you.

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Current Activism Projects:

#TigerPorn Judicial Review
I am Judicially Reviewing the CPS and MoJ to clarify the extreme pornography guidelines.

#PornLaws and ATVOD
I am advising members of the adult industry about ATVOD and the AVMS Regulations 2014.

 

 

 

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