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The Thin Line Between Obscenity and Censorship

Obscenity. Prurient interest. Pornographic. These words and phrases are frequently used to justify censorship in the US. We’ve seen these terms pop up in state and federal legislation nationwide recently. What do they actually mean? We will take a short trip back through time to discuss historical instances of obscenity laws in America to help us contextualize the current push to censor sexual freedom and expression. Join us for a conversation about the true definition of obscenity and how to recognize when it’s being used to restrict our free speech rights.

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