Feminists for Free Expression

Website: http://www.ffeusa.org

Organizational Description:

Feminists for Free Expression (FFE) is a group of diverse feminists working to preserve the individual’s right to see, hear and produce materials of her choice without the intervention of the state “for her own good.”

FFE believes freedom of expression is especially important for women’s rights. While messages reflecting sexism pervade our culture in many forms, sexual and nonsexual, suppression of such material will neither reduce harm to women nor further women’s goals.

Feminists for Free Expression, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in January 1992 in response to the many efforts to solve society’s problems by book, movie or music banning. FFE believes such efforts divert attention from the substantive causes of social ills and offer a cosmetic, dangerous “quick fix.”

Services Provided:

FFE provides a leading voice opposing state and national legislation that threatens free speech; defends the right to free expression in court cases, including those before the Supreme Court; supports the rights of artists whose works have been suppressed or censored and provides expert speakers to universities law schools and the media throughout the country.

Primary Issues of Focus:

  • Freedom of Speech and Censorship

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