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Feminist and Libertarian Authors, Thinkers, Doers, and Organizations

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Some Feminist and Libertarian Authors, Thinkers, Doers, and Organizations:
The following relatively small and far from complete list of feminist and civil libertarian authors, thinkers, doers and organizations below is being entered here both as a post and as a comment. A large proportion of them were mentioned in ‘Acknowledgments’ in the professor Nadine Strossen’s book entitled ‘Defending Pornography - Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight For Women’s Rights’. There are many other feminist pro-free expression writers many of whom I hoping. perhaps wistfully, to eventually read and to add links for on this site. Since I’m a slow reader, not have staff or do this for free, I can only hope the readers have patience. The following post, like MOST POSTS ON THIS SITE WILL MOST LIKELY CONTINUE TO BE EDITED OR ADDED TO in the future. I hope that doesn’t mess up people’s RSS feeds or bookmarks. If it does, I hope you’ll accept my apologies. To be posted in Women’s Views Wanted, comments and comments to ‘Must Read Books’

Varda Burstyn

Avadon Carol, Feminists Against Censorship

Angela Yvonne Davis

How Prosecutors Are Using Obscenity Laws To Stifle Dissent
by Marjorie Heins, executive director of the ACLU’s Arts Censorship Project
The article mentioned above is excellent and I would highly recommend reading it.

Nan Hunter
National Coalition Against Censorship

the late Leanne Katz was formerly the executive director of the
National Coalition Against Censorship

The NCAC works to educate its own members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose them. Its membership includes 50 non-profit corporations.

It was heartening to see the following quote featured prominently on the NCAC’s ‘Who We Are’ page: “they that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin
NCAC The Coalition

50 national not-for-profit organizations make up the National Coalition Against Censorship. Diverse organizations, representing the artistic, educational, religious, and labor communities join together in the interest of protecting First Amendment rights.

There are links to those 50 organizations on the web-page.
NCAC Art Law Library: Nudity
References to a few Supreme Court cases where attempts were made at censorship of nudity under the pretext of protect children or to avoid controversy.
Blogging Censorship
from the National Coalition Against Censorship
Wendy Kaminer
Sylvia Law

Thelma McCormack

Carlin Meyer, professor of law, New York Law School
Marcia Pally
president of Feminists_For_Free_Expression

Katha Pollitt

Ann Snitnow

Professor Nadine Strossen, Esquire Professor of Law at New York University and the author of ‘Defending Pornography - Free Speech, Sex, And The Fight For Women’s Rights’
This is a definitive work on the subject by the former president of the American Civil Liberties Union

Carol Vance

the late Ellen Willis founded the Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce

There Was a brief article about Ellen Willis written by Alix Kates Shulma on November 13th, 2006 in the Jewish Women’s Archive entitled: ‘We_Remember-Ellen_Willis,_1941-2006,‘ (July 27, 2009).