In this blog post I will provide a list of web sources that provide information on freedom of sexpression. These are basically the websites that have been sitting in my bookmarks list for a while now, waiting to be forwarded and shared.
http://www.glasswings.com.au/sensual/sexpression.html – an interesting article, written from the Australian perspective. Defends one’s freedom of speech by criticizing the restrictions on R, X and RC content.
http://thecourieronline.co.uk/freedom-of-sexpression/ – a short article written on sexual expression in art. It explains the role that sex plays in art and debates whether it is tasteful of tacky.
https://www.aclu.org/free-speech/freedom-expression-arts-and-entertainment – an article about freedom of speech in arts and entertainment. It touches upon many issues regarding the entertainment industry and questions whether media violence is a threat to our society. It also summarizes studies on the relationship between media violence and real violence, which is still an arguable debate.
http://www.archivalplatform.org/news/entry/exhibition/ – a news article summarizing one of the cases regarding sexual expression in art – about a Minister who comments on exhibition of photographic images of a homosexual couple, calling it pornography.
http://civilrights.uslegal.com/freedom-of-speech-and-expression/permissible-restrictions-on-freedom-of-expression/obscenity-and-pornography/ – a website providing the legal standpoint of obscenity and pornography, attempting to explain the restrictions and comment on the limitations of speech in regards to sexually explicit material.
http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2013/06/can-pornography-be-art – an article attempting to define art and pornography and trying to distinguish if the latter can be seen as a valuable material. The author underlines the moral and ethical implications that can distract the viewers, not allowing them to see the artistic meaning in a work.
There are many more interesting internet sources on the topic, some of them are underlined as links in my posts, providing a large platform of resources for anyone further interested in the topic.