29 September 2006

Blogging for Backlash

On Monday 9 October, I will be Blogging For Backlash.

Backlash is coordinating the campaign to stop the government's crazy proposal to ban the possession of sexually explicit images that depict or appear to depict sexual violence. Such a move would criminalise thousands of ordinary people who could be prosecuted for taking and thus possessing pictures of their own consensual sexual activities when the activities themselves are not illegal. Their punishment will be up to 3 years in jail and having to sign the sex offenders' register for life.

I am opposed to this legislation as it erodes people's civil liberties, violates their human rights and is yet another example of this government taking a prurient snoop into people's private lives and deciding what's best for them.

If you are also concerned about the effect this law could have on you or others, then get Blogging for Backlash on 9 October! All you have to do is blog about the campaign then let the Backlash blog know - all the blogs will be collected and gathered and the master blog will be promoted to the media.

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