> > I cannot today buy an unedited Penthouse magazine in Canada, and some
> > cities in the US, specifically because of one woman: Katherine McKinnon,
> How exactly is Penthouse being "edited", i.e. censored? Note that
> Penthouse (not to mention Playboy) sucks; you should really buy
> quality mags like "Naughty Neighbors" or one from the "Hustler"
> series (they have many specialty mags).
I'm not much on Guccione either; but it is the best example of the law, since Playboy is cut less often and Hustler doesn't even try to sell in Canada anymore. The main thing done for export is that everything with even the slightest hint of BDSM is cut out or painted over. This includes things like ads for handcuffs, any pictures that include leather restraints or similar devices, etc. Note that a woman could easily write an article about the joys of consensual bondage clearly describing every detail, but if the article were illustrated, it would be illegal since such illustrations "harm and degrade women".
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