Day 7 of our 8 Censored Books where each day on the run up to our event with US author and journalist Katha Pollitt, Abortion Rights Campaign will be highlighting the 8 books that are censored in Ireland. Every book that is censored in Ireland is due to content about abortion. So check back here for tomorrow’s book and let us know what you think at @freesafelegal and using #RepealThe8th or #8Books8Days hashtags.
THE LOVE DISEASES: A GUIDE TO SOME OF THE COMPLICATIONS OF LOVE AND SEX
(London: Macmillan, 1979)
Holy Catholic Ireland can’t be havin’ any o’ yur durty talk o’ sex. Nor, it would seem, was practical information on sexually transmitted infections permissible in the eyes of the moral gatekeepers of Irish Censorship.
Another obscure guide to all matters sexual, family planning and STIs, another belt of the crozier and the blue pencil.