Censoring Internet Pornography in Australia: A call for a civil rights approach to address pornographic harms
The internet makes pornography readily available, with the majority of Australians having internet access in their homes and businesses (1). Whilst pornography in general contributes to women's unequal position in society through the, use of gendered hierarchies of dominance and submission (2), much internet pornography is also violent in nature with many web sites depicting rape, torture and sexual abuse in a sexual context. The internet brings these violent depictions, which encourage and promote sexual violence, into women's homes like never before.
Evans, M. (2006). Censoring internet pornography in Australia: A call for a civil rights approach to address pornographic harms. University of Western Sydney Law Review, 10, 75-107.