Footnotes Part One
Editorial, "A Terrible Cause: The ACLU is Wrong to Defend Advocates of Man-Boy Sex," Portland, Maine Press Herald, September 6, 2000.
Personal conversation with David Thorstad, November 9, 2000.
"U.N. Boots Gay Group; Pedophilia Link Cited," San Francisco Sunday Examiner/Chronicle, September 18, 1994, p. A-9.
PlanetOut News Staff, "Mass. ACLU to Defend NAMBLA," September 1, 2000
"ACLU Statement on Defending Free Speech of Unpopular Organizations," August 31, 2000, posted on-line at
PlanetOut News Staff, op. cit.
"Megan's Law Database Makes Debut," San Francisco Examiner, June 28, 1997, p. A-6.
Amy Glassman, David Brock, and John Snyder, "Megan's Law Accomplishes Nothing Other than the Promotion of Vigilantism," Brown University Herald, February 5, 1998, posted on-line at http://www.theherald.org
"Two Jailed in Beating of Sex Offender," San Francisco Examiner, January 11, 1995, p. A-8.
Glassman, et. al., op. cit.
"Confused Vigilantes Attack British Doctor," San Francisco Chronicle, August 31, 2000, p. A16.
Andrew Jacobs, "Grandmother, Nude Photos and Charges," New York Times, February 13, 2000. Marian Rubin, a 65-year-old social worker from Montclair, New Jersey was arrested when she came to pick up photographs of her grandchildren at a local film processing shop.
She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and released on $50,000 bond. Her home was searched, and her computer and photo collection seized. As a result, she was suspended from her job in the school system (where she has worked for 32 years), and will have to undergo the ordeal of defending herself, simply because she had taken family photos of her unclothed granddaughters.
In a similar case, Eljat Feuer, who took nude photos of his daughter for a photography class, spent $80,000 to
defend himself. Although the case was eventually dropped, one can hardly say he escaped unscathed.
Pat Califia, "No Minor Issues: Age of Consent, Child Pornography, and Cross-generational Relationships," Public Sex: The Culture of
Radical Sex, 2nd ed., San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2000.
For information about the case of Stephen A. Knox, who was sent to prison for ordering material that featured underage girls in leotards, swimsuits, and cheerleader uniforms, see Califia, op. cit., pp. 65-69.
Footnotes Part Two
Martin Lasden, "Forbidden Footage," California Lawyer, September 2000, pp. 44-49, 84-86. Most of the information and quotes which follows are taken from this article.
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Transcript of the September 30, 1999 hearing on HR 1349, pp. 23-27
. See also "Bill Cracks Down on Animal-Torture Videos," October 1, 1999,
Elton Gallegly, "Children need protection from Crush Videos," commentary by the congressman.
Jeff Barry, "Get Real: Barr Defends 'Crush' Videos," .
Ibid. Prosecution was said to be difficult because the face of the woman in the film was often not shown, and the statute of limitations had sometimes expired by the time a film came to the attention of prosecutors. Of course, the proposed new law would do nothing to either make crush video actresses more identifiable or alter the statute of limitations.
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