In October 2013, Cristy Nicole Deweese, a Spanish teacher at a Dallas, Texas, high school was terminated after a parent found out that she had posed nude for Playboy magazine. She had been featured as a “Coed of the Month” while she was a college student. Parents of students at Townview Magnet High School in Dallas complained that students in the school were accessing the nude pictures of Miss Deweese from the Internet on their mobile devices (Moran, 2013). As Eric Nicholson (2013) of the Dallas Observer put it, the Dallas Independent School District was apparently not amused that “Deweese’s body of work [was] at the fingertips” of her students. Cristy Deweese joins a long list of women who lost either their jobs or other positions as a result of posing nude for pornography magazines. Though pornography has become more available than ever before, due to the Internet and social media, it is neither perceived nor accepted in the same manner throughout the United States. This is because the country has differing community standards. Some states are more conservative than others, while parts of some states are more liberal than others. The Supreme Court of the United States has stated that when it comes to regulating obscenity, courts need to take the community standards approach. That is because the community standards of states like Maine and Mississippi are very different from those of New York or California (Miller v. California, 1973).
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