While some states actually have strong legislative wording which protects a woman's right to nurse her baby, other states simply leave out breastfeeding in public when listing the crimes that fall under indecent exposure or obscenity.
The Well of Loneliness written by Radclyffe Hall in 1928 was so controversial that the author was taken to trial for obscenity - in spite of the fact that "there are no descriptions of sex in it, no rude words."
Charges were brought against the cast for obscenity and desecration of the US flag - a case that was ultimately decided in favor of the musical by the US Supreme Court.
For example, the hand gesture for OK in the United States means that something is good; this same gesture is an obscenity for the Greek.
The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity, and Sexuality.
They have little value from a purely literary point of view, and many of them are disfigured by the grossest obscenity.
He sought refuge from inferior society often in nonsense, occasionally in obscenity.
That all such words as sound in the old translation to any offence of lightness or obscenity be expressed with more convenient terms and phrases."
The state of the prison, the desperation of the prisoners, broadly hinted in their conversation and plainly expressed in their conduct, the uproar of oaths, complaints and obscenity, the indescribable stench, presented together a concentration of the utmost misery and the utmost guilt."
For as a matter of fact obscenity no less than impiety was charged against him by his ultra-orthodox enemies, and the obscenity no less than the supposed impiety gave them a handle against him before such bodies as the Sorbonne and the parliaments.