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Dame, a company that makes "female-friendly" sex toys, has filed a lawsuit against New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, alleging sexism and censorship at the state agency after it rejected its proposed advertisements. In the federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Dame's founder, Alexandra Fine, said the agency, which operates all commuter rail, subway, and bus service in New York, was initially receptive to its design pitches and worked with it on its first drafts in September. Some of the examples Dame submitted as part of its lawsuit.
Dame, which makes precisely engineered sex toys for women, is suing New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority MTA for rejecting its advertising campaign. The lawsuit claims that while the "MTA has previously welcomed advertisements that celebrate human sexuality," its rejection of Dame's female pleasure-centric campaign is a violation of the company's right to free speech, due process, and equal protection under the law. The Dame-MTA showdown is a microcosm of what other female sex and health companies often face : ads catering to male pleasure are given carte blanche, while ads centered around female pleasure are censored as obscene.
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Sex toy purveyor Dame Products says the social network's policies prevent the companies from "connecting people to valuable solutions. Supporters, founders and employees of sex tech and women's wellness startups like Dame Products and Unbound Babes assembled outside Facebook's New York office Wednesday. Alexandra Fine, CEO and co-founder of Dame Products, added that the inability to advertise "created a great deal of drag on our mission.
Unbound and Dame Productstwo sex tech startups, have teamed up to bring attention to the issue. The point of the digital campaign is to show how ads for sex toys and products geared toward men are more likely to be approved than those for women, trans or gender non-conforming people. The policy also requires that ads for contraceptives cannot focus on sexual pleasure or sexual enhancement, and have to be targeted to people 18 years or older. Healthy sex should be pleasurable sex.
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Faithful to its Catholic heritage and in strong support of contemporary Catholic teaching, the University of Notre Dame is dedicated to caring for students and their medical needs without compromise of what the Church upholds in its teachings concerning sexuality and sex. While the University calls its unmarried students to practice sexual abstinence, it remains committed to caring for the whole student, providing medical counsel and services to students who are sexually active. All medical services are confidential.