Home > News > 'Backlash Kink Olympixxx' Protest Slated for Oct. 17 in London • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


'Backlash Kink Olympixxx' Protest Slated for Oct. 17 in London

'Backlash Kink Olympixxx' Protest Slated for Oct. 17 in London
Get XBIZ News
Oct 3, 2016 2:40 PM PDT    Text size: 

LONDON — U.K. “obscenity” lawyer Myles Jackman and feminist pornographer Pandora Blake have organized a protest called the “Backlash Kink Olympixxx,” slated for Oct. 17 outside of Parliament.

Jackman and Blake, along with members from the Open Rights Group, NO2ID and Big Brother Watch, will be campaigning against the risks posed to personal privacy and sexual freedom by the Digital Economy Bill that is currently before U.K. lawmakers.

The Backlash Kink Olympixxx will feature surreal and satirical games, including “fisting volleyball,” a “spanking relay race” and “squirting water fight” in what organizers call a “playful parody” of the sexual acts that are legal to perform in real life, but illegal to represent, possess or publish under U.K. sex laws.

The Backlash Kink Olympixxx, to be held outside Parliament between noon-2 p.m. on Oct. 17, will include speeches from organizers and civil liberties organizations, including Privacy International, Index on Censorship and the English Collective of Prostitutes.

“While the Backlash Kink Olympixxx was conceived as a playful protest, the Digital Economy Bill poses a serious risk of users’ personal sexual preferences being leaked,” said Jackman, who runs Backlash, which defends freedom of sexual expression for consenting adults in the U.K.

The bill, he said, will “adversely affect sexual minorities’ ability to freely express their sexuality and, most frighteningly, imposes state censorship and surveillance of consensual adult sexual content in the U.K.”

“Chinese state censors and surveillance agents will envy this Hadrian’s firewall," he said.

Blake said the Digital Economy Bill “will introduce compulsory age verification for all adult content without any measures to safeguard the privacy of web users.”

“Consensual adult sex should not be criminalized, yet this bill will prohibit the publication of depictions of sexual activities that are legal to perform," Blake said. “We are calling for a joint committee on adult liberty to update our retrograde sex laws.”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


‘Alternative Facts’ of PC vs. Mac Users

Now that we live in a world of “alternative facts” it feels like somehow everyone has become a little more critical about what information and data they are digesting, and where it came from. Don’t... More »

Putting a Dollar Figure on Your Website's Worth

Daily, I get asked the question, “what’s my website worth.” And it’s the hardest question for me to answer. Someone will go to my website and fill out the contact form, put in... More »

New Solutions Require a Bullheadedness, Different Process

Each January we lead a small group of industry leaders on a tour of the crazy innovations at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. It’s a grind on our bodies. We all train for it beforehand.... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.



Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!