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Australian Family Association: Female Genitals (Cunts) “Offensive”, “Degrading” To Women

March 2nd, 2009  |  by  |  published in News

Melbourne writer Clem Bastow writes in The Dawn Chorus of the alarming response to ‘Cunts and Other Conversations’ by The Australian Family Association, who believe that not only the word ‘cunt’ but the imagery of cunts is ‘offensive’ and ‘degrading’ to women.

“It’s such a stand-up inspiration for an art show that, naturally, the Australian Family Association and their associated

Police investigate exhibition

March 2nd, 2009  |  by  |  published in News

‘POLICE are investigating a Fringe Festival artist for circulating lifelike images of female genitals to promote his controversial exhibition,’  reports Paul Nankervis in Adelaide’s Sunday Mail on 1 March 2009.

Police, Adelaide City Council and festival organisers have all received complaints about the promotional material.

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Inspector Steve Kameniar, of police operations, said police had received “a number of complaints”

Censorship of Fringe Show Delivered by Australia Post

February 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in News

An Australia Post worker stopped the delivery of approximately 30 postcards to the media and VIPs because they found the content on an Adelaide Fringe event invitation offensive; on the eve of it’s opening at 6pm, 25th February.

The artist responsible for the sculptural exhibition, Cunts…and other Conversations, Greg Taylor, was contacted by Australia Post, who threatened prosecution unless the …

Half of us have one, but its image is censored and its names are often offensive, infantile or clinical. When a sculptural exhibition of vulvas titled ‘CUNTS’ provokes controversy, the film makers go on a candid exploration of contemporary attitudes to women’s genitalia. Watch the trailer