Summary: radical feminist who argued that pornography is a violation of women's civil rights and a direct cause of rape and violence whose first book Woman Hating was published when she was 27 and launched her lifelong advocacy on the ways pornography harms women, and who helped to draft a 1983 law that defined pornography as a civil rights violation against women that was inspired by the case of Linda Marchiano, who as Linda Lovelace appeared in the pornographic film Deep Throat.
Cause of Death: Complications from a viral infection
Born: September 26, 1946
Died: April 9, 2005
Location: Washington, D.C.