Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography by Diana E. H. Russell

By Diana E. H. Russell

"Making Violence attractive" chronicles women's resistance to pornography during the last 20 years. It does this in a set of feminist articles, together with stories through victims/survivors of pornography that jointly make a resounding case for the view that pornography (as distinctive from erotica) motives damage to ladies, together with acts of violence. the quantity is equipped into 4 elements, the 1st of which gives shiny and relocating own debts of ways women's lives were broken by means of pornography. half offers an summary of the current prestige of pornography in our society, in addition to the raging debate over pornography and censorship. half 3 information numerous fascinating and critical experiences at the results of pornography, in addition to reviews of a few of the main influential non-feminist researchers. The concluding half then describes activities, either funny and grave, that feminists have hired of their struggle opposed to pornography. many of the members are: Andrea Dworkin, Patricia Hill Collins, Catharine MacKinnon, Gloria Steinem and John Stoltenberg. "Making Violence horny: Feminist perspectives on Pornography" will attract scholars and academics of women's experiences and sociology, political activists, public officers, social scientists, criminal and doctors - those that ponder pornography loose speech, and those that of it as obscene, and those that reflect on it a sort of discrimination opposed to girls. Women's reports lecturers should still locate it a great addition to their required interpreting lists, and people operating opposed to sexual violence may well take pleasure in it as a prime, updated, and accomplished resource and notion.

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Hence the illusory decline in sex crimes was actually due to a change in police recording practices, not the lifting of restrictions on pornography (Harmon & Check, 1989, pp. 36-37). But the myth lingers in the minds of many people that the Danish experience proved that viewing pornography is cathartic — a safety valve that helps to prevent rape and other forms of sexual assault. WHAT IS PORNOGRAPHY? 2 In contrast, anti-pornography feminists consider it vitally important to distinguish between pornography and erotica.

This makes it clear that the difficulty of defining pornography is yet one more strategy the pro-pornographers and their apologists employ in their efforts to derail those who oppose the harms of pornography, and to make their work appear futile. FEMINISTS ORGANIZE AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES In 1976 I was one of the founders of the San Francisco-based Women Against Violence in Pornography and Media —WAVPM. 5 Almost from the start of our organization, we criticized the sexist research on pornography available at that time, most of which claimed that pornography was harmless (Technical Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, 1970).

Andrea Dworkin & Catharine MacKinnon, 1988, p. 61 In the early 1970s, Beri Kutchinsky conducted research in Denmark from which he concluded that sex crimes had decreased there after the censorship laws against pornography were repealed (1970, 1973). Although Kutchinsky's analysis was scientifically flawed, it was exceedingly influential. Ever since then I had wanted to see for myself what Danish pornography looked like. I was fortunate to have Danish anthropologist Annette Leleur as my guide and confidence-enhancer (I've never felt comfortable entering porn stores alone) as we toured the pornography shops in Copenhagen.

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