Pornography

Back in 2004, Virgin Airlines proposed installing the urinal pictured at the left in one of their executive lounges. They quickly reversed that Kisses urinal 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

Rape GIFs and the pernicious problem of sexist online trolls. Column by Emma Woolley, Globe and Mail, August 13, 2014

Remy Couture is a Danger to Women: Free Radical news release, December 27, 2012

Support Remy Couture, support violence against women (2012)

Quebec film maker, Remy Couture, went to trial in December 2012, charged under the Criminal Code obscenity law. A Globe & Mail columnist commented: "It is hard to find sympathy, no matter what the legal argument, for a guy clearly so obsessed with the torture and dismemberment of women that he represents these over and over again." (File updated 2012)

Pornography industry flourishes in Quebec (2011)

All Internet porn will be blocked, unless requested, to protect children under U.K. proposal (2010)

A Sebian Film depicts rape of newborn (2010)

More men speaking out against pornography (2010)

Serial rapist and child murderer, Paul Bernardo, influenced by violent pornography (1995)

Toronto Police warn teens about 'sext crimes' (2010)

Online "sextortion" of teens on the rise (2010)

The Honest Lawyer restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario removes misogynist mouth-shaped urinal (2010)

Virgin Airlines mouth-shaped urinal debacle (2004)

U.S. Supreme Court rules that animal cruelty videos are protected expression (2010)

Porndemic: Sex in the Digital Age (2009)

Cabinet Urged to Block Canadian Content Pornography Channel (2008)

Antonia Zerbisias, Toronto Star columnist, suggests violent pornography is beneficial (2008)

CRTC refuses French pornography channel (2007)

Generation XXX: Internet pornography and the teen brain (2009)

Stripping is NOT empowering (2006)

Taxpayers won't fund Little Sisters challenge of Canada Customs (2005 - 2007)

Extreme Associates court decision overturned (undated)

Sixty Minutes piece on Extreme Associates (2003)

Articles on Extreme Associates (2002 - 2005)

United States v. Extreme Associates

Articles on Hunting for Bambi web site (2003)

Downside of camera phones (2005)

UK to criminalize possession of violent pornography (2005)

Free Radical news release: Government not enforcing regulations on pornographic videos, May 13, 2005

Free Radical News release: Inadequate obscenity law puts women at risk, February 13, 2005

Trend to violent pornography (2002)

Supreme Court of Canada defines child pornography broadly (2005)

Girls gone stupid (2005)

Articles on Donald Smith obscenity case in Ontario (2000 - 2005)

Rape, snuff films protected, defense argues in U.S. obscenity trial (2004)

Toronto child killer inspired by pornography (2004)

Pornography in federal Canadian prisons (2006)