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Backlash is an umbrella organisation providing academic, legal and campaigning resources defending freedom of sexual expression. In particular it calls for the repeal of section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. It promotes sadomasochism and bondage.


According to a Wikipedia article, backlash is an umbrella group formed in 2005 to coordinate opposition to the “Consultation on the possession of extreme pornographic material” issued in the United Kingdom jointly by the Home Office and the Scottish Executive. Its stated belief is that the proposals underlying the consultation represent an unjustified assault on freedom of speech and freedom of expression' [1] . "Backlash consists of Feminists Against Censorship, Unfettered, Ofwatch, The Spanner Trust, the Libertarian Alliance, the Campaign Against Censorship, the Sexual Freedom Coalition, the Society for Individual Freedom, SM Dykes and the International Union of Sex Workers.[2]

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  2. Retrieved 6 May 2013; no reference given