Judith Levine (1952- ) is a noted journalist, author and activist for women's freedom, civil liberties, and peace. She is founder of the National Writers Union, the theater group "No More Nice Girls" and currently serves as a director for the National Center for Reason & Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union's Vermont chapter.
Her most famous book is Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex (University of Minnesota Press, 2002). The book was widely attacked by the Religious Right but also won the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Her articles have appeared in dozens of national magazines and anthologies, and she speaks widely at schools, conferences, and in the media. Levine lives with her longtime companion in Brooklyn, New York, and Hardwick, Vermont.
- Wikipedia has a good article about her:
- Judith Levine's official website
- Amy Benfer, "What's so bad about good sex?," Judith Levine interview at Salon.com (April 19, 2002)
- Judith Levine, "Summer of Love: The Romance a Teenage Camper Couldn't Have Today," The Village Voice (July 3-9, 2002)
- Why the Sayreville Bombers Shouldn't be Prosecuted The “Sex Offender” Regime is Cruel and Unusual Punishment (Judith Levine - CounterPunch, US)