Challenged Works

Pornography: Men Possessing Women

By Andrea Dworkin (1981)


1993—A shipment of books that included this title was detained by Canada Customs. Dworkin is a noted feminist writer opposed to pornography. The Supreme Court of Canada based its landmark Butler decision on obscenity, at least in part, on the works of this U.S. feminist. Ironically, Dworkin’s books were among those detained by Canada Customs as a result of conflicting interpretations of the court’s ruling.

Update—Both books were eventually released as a result of media coverage but without the filing of an appeal.

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