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" that articulated in Canada in February 1992 (in a Canadian Supreme Court ruling in the case of Donald J. Butler). This decision states: 'Depictions of degrading and dehumanizing sex and sex with violence harm society by poisoning attitudes towards women.' To curtail this poisoning of attitudes towards women, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that 'the undue exploitation of sex or depictions of sex involving violence, degradation, dehumanization [of women] and [sex involving] children is illegal and a justifiable infringement of freedom of expression guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.' To whom do we speak? At the beginning, it is important to focus on the sympathetic, those in our immediate circle of family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors who do not necessarily need convincing but need a language to name the problem and explore solutions."

-Campbell, in Transforming a Rape Culture, 149.

"...We've got to make some serious changes, and we've got to get busy and act. If we sit around and don't do anything, then we become the ones who are keeping things the way they are...If we don't take seriously the fact that pornography is a radical political issue and an issue about us, and if we don't make serious progress in the direction of what we're going to do about it, then we've just gone over to the wrong side of the fight-the morally wrong, historically wrong side of a struggle that is a groundswell, a grass-roots people's movement against sexual injustice." -

John Stoltenberg, "Pornography and Freedom," in Making Violence Sexy, 75-76.

"It requires a critical mass of support-not a majority, but a sizable, informed, and politicized minority. Further research from more quarters on the effects of pornography in women's lives, and the return of that information to women, will enable this critical mass to form."

-Lederer, in The Price We Pay, 88