Captain Underpants Gets More Calls for Censorship Than Fifty Shades

The ALA revealed its top five most challenged books of 2013 and, somewhat surprisingly, lines like "suck me, baby" and "my inner goddess is doing the merengue with some salsa moves" weren't enough to nab "mommy porn" staple Fifty Shades of Grey the #1 spot. Instead, Anastasia and Christian are languishing down at #4… » 4/16/14 10:00am 4/16/14 10:00am

Comedian Chris Hardwick Mocks TV Censorship with Pregnant Cat Lady Card

While making fun of an incredibly weird greeting card that features an illustrated cross-section of a woman pregnant with a cat, comedian and Nerdist folk hero Chris Hardwick had a great moment of gleeful censorship subversion on his Comedy Central series @midnight. Hardwick pointed out that the greeting card's » 1/11/14 12:30pm 1/11/14 12:30pm

‘Blurred Lines’ Gender-Swapped Parody Briefly Removed by YouTube

Much like its Mod Carousel gender-swapped predecessor, a “Blurred Lines” parody called “Defined Lines” (because of gender roles, yo) made by several Auckland law students was briefly been deemed too ladybonerific for YouTube’s Council of Female Libido Deniers (it’s a very secret council). » 9/02/13 12:00pm 9/02/13 12:00pm

Gender Equality Groups in the UK Push to Rid Retailers of Nudie Mags

This morning, while many coastal and lake-adjacent Americans were still busy recovering from the summer season’s first hearty dose of sun poisoning, gender equality groups and lawyers in the fog-blanketed British Isles (pip, pip, guv’nah!) launched a vigorous campaign to force retailers to comply with the Equality Act… » 5/27/13 11:30pm 5/27/13 11:30pm

Vancouver Women Complains That Museum’s ‘Whale Bone Porn’ Is Tickling…

A woman from Vancouver named Ann Pimentel has mounted a minor (and belated) modesty crusade against the Vancouver Maritime Museum's 19th century scrimshaw exhibit. Pimentel is worried that the exhibit will somehow damage her young children more than her aggressive sense of decorum, and she is demanding that the VMM… » 3/24/13 5:00pm 3/24/13 5:00pm

Once-Banned ‘Ancient’ Sex Book by Aristotle Will Be a Hot Auction Item …

A mid-18th-century edition of a much-maligned sexy, sexy sex book that first appeared in 1680 will probably fetch a tidy little sum of money when it goes on sale at the Edinburgh auction house Lyon and Turnbull. That's because, thanks to the squeamish, patriarchal printing authorities clutching their pearls in 18th… » 1/04/13 12:50pm 1/04/13 12:50pm

Twitter Censors Its First Account. What Does This Mean For Activists?

Well, it's happening. Twitter, the hangout for people who find tumblr too much work, disclosed that it's blocking users in Germany from viewing the tweets of Besseres Hannover, a group of neo-Nazi skinhead psychos. This is the first time the microblogging behemoth has ever censored an account, and you can be sure… » 10/18/12 12:05pm 10/18/12 12:05pm

Scandalous Nipple on Sears’ Website Has Unleashed Smut on Innocent…

Thanks to America's Puritanically fraught relationship with nipples, Sears has been forced to address public outrage over the fact that an image on its website's Exotic Apparel section that features a model's right nipple clearly visible through the purple mesh "babydoll" slip she's wearing. According to AdRants,… » 9/13/12 10:25pm 9/13/12 10:25pm

Teenagers’ Sex-Lives Are Being Ruined By Sexy Hollywood Sex

According to a new study out of Dartmouth College, teenagers who were exposed to explicit (as well as suggested, alluded to, or even joked about) sex in movies were more likely to have sex with with a wide range of partners and, disappointingly, less likely to use condoms, probably because snapping out a condom just… » 7/19/12 11:55pm 7/19/12 11:55pm

The Most Frequently Challenged Book Features Scandalous Texts and…

Lauren Myracle's TTYL series, which follows a group of teenage girls as they communicate solely through texts, IMs, and emails, has regularly appeared on the American Library Association's annual "Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books" since the first novel came out in 2004. And it came in first place again this… » 4/11/12 1:00pm 4/11/12 1:00pm

Sexy Student With Sexy Yearbook Picture Has Her Mom's Support

Sydney Spies was on the Today show this morning, discussing the "provocative" photograph that her peers on the yearbook committee banned from being published. "I guess it is artistic," Matt Lauer allowed, "it is also not your run-of-the-mill yearbook photo." Matt asked Sydney's mother, Miki, if she thought the image was… » 1/09/12 11:00am 1/09/12 11:00am

Fun-Hating Parents Petition to Keep Cosmo from their Children

A totally lame group of fun-hating parents demanding their children's minds be shielded from hypersexual content have banded together to petition that Cosmopolitan, the best magazine to read if you'd like to be sexually judged in airports, be concealed in the checkout area of their local supermarkets. Where's a girl… » 1/06/12 6:15pm 1/06/12 6:15pm