Back in 2004, Virgin Airlines proposed installing the urinal pictured at the left in one of their executive lounges. They quickly reversed that decision after the National Organization of Women and local politicians protested. Click here to read about it.

Fast forward to 2010, and a restaurant called the Honest Lawyer, located in Hamilton, Ontario, removed similar urinals from their men’s bathroom, but only after a lengthy campaign waged by various women’s groups and politicians. It’s a mystery how anyone with a social conscience could purchase and install such a disgusting and misogynist device, and only someone with a pronounced hatred of women could actually use it. Click here to read coverage of that situation.

For more on pornography, check out the Bell Canada section for information on Bell ExpressVu and their broadcast of violent and degrading pornographic movies, and also the Internet and Music sections. 

Morality in Media produced an informative report on the issue – 

Link Between Pornography and Violent Sex Crimes

Articles on “upskirt” videos shot in Toronto and difficulties in laying charges under obsolete laws. (The Criminal Code was subsequently changed to better address the problem.)

Charges laid over voyeur “upskirt” pornography shot in Toronto (August 16, 2002)

Police face difficulties in laying charges in “upskirt” videos shot in Toronto – Attorney General looking at changes to law (June 13, 2002)

Voyeur “upskirt” pornography shot in Toronto (June 13, 2002)

Francois’ experience in Don Jail after his arrest

Internet porn causing problems for librarians (2003)

Libraries to block some X-rated sites (2000)

Regina v Randy Price – acquittal of man charged with making and distributing violent porngraphic videos, British Columbia

Court strikes down Ontario Film Review Board powers to censor films for extreme violence (2004)

U.S. pornography crackdown (2004)

Murder of Canadian porn actress, Natel King (2004)

Importance of U.S. Child Online Protection Act (2004)

Toronto’s pornography industry (2000)

Letter to Rogers re pornographic spam (2003)

Rogers brushes off above complaint re spam (2003)

Porn fighters ridiculed by defenders, column by Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star, November 6, 1990

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