Feminists Against Censorship

Fighting Censorship in the UK since 1989.

Monday, July 24, 2006

New FAC Book

We are currently inviting more contributions for the next FAC book 'Come Quietly'. This project has been on hold for a while and we are very pleased to announce its return!

Our invitation is mainly for the group but we also welcome input from FAC supporters who are not necessarily members of FAC.

"Come Quietly" will be an edited collection of personal essays by women, detailing the effects of censorship on our lives, both directly and in more subtle insidious ways. The book will be a follow-on from "Tales from the Clit" and one of its aims is to promote the idea that equality of the sexes shouldn’t inevitably lead to restricted sexual freedom and limited access to sexually explicit material. We would also like the book to draw attention to wider censorship issues that are not necessarily concerned with sexually explicit material or the suppression of non-standard sexual preferences. We are presently short on submissions of this sort and would therefore be interested in receiving more pieces that look at issues such as free speech and politics.

Pieces can be anywhere between 600 and 6000 words. Updates and revisions to our guidelines will be published on this blog.

Friday, July 14, 2006


Backlash have produced an animated banner and are asking people if they would include it on their websites and in their blogs to help spread the word.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Government's proposals on 'extreme' porn

Backlash is continuing to urge everyone who is concerned about the Governments proposals to outlaw the possession of so-called extreme porn, to write to their MPs and MEPs.

The consultation period is now over and we are waiting to hear whether the Government intends to take the proposals any further. It seems likely that they will. It is not yet known whether they will make any announcements about their intentions before or after the summer recess, which begins on the 25th July.

FAC fundraiser at LAM

This was a great success and a significant amount of money was raised for FAC.

I'd just like to say thank you, on behalf of FAC, to all those who donated raffle prizes - Fairygothmother, Richard Larsen, Precious, Jungle Black Widow, Monkeyspanker and LAM. To the two food stalls - My Lady's Crepes and The Deviant Diner for donating a part of their day's takings to FAC. And to the London Alternative Market for giving us the opportunity to publicise ourselves at their event.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Our condolences

FAC shares the grief of Pink Floyd fans everywhere upon the death of Syd Barrett.

"Shine on You Crazy Diamond."