Caught Looking: Feminism, Pornography & Censorship

Stuck taking a look applauds sexual excitement and variety. during this assortment, feminist writings on problems with pornography, censorship and sexuality are paralleled through sexually specific imagery courting from the 1890's to the current. the ladies who created this e-book selected those photos to shock, excite and pleasure. jointly, those pictures and texts reply on to conservative efforts at censorship. that includes a hundred years of porn in photographs this publication invitations girls to extra discover their very own sexuality

Introduction through Kate Ellis, Barbara O'Dair & Abby Tallmer
Statement From The Designers via Beth Jaker, Hannah Alderfer & Marybeth Nelson
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Retrenchment Vs. Transformation by way of Ann Snitow
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Among Us, opposed to Us: the hot Puritans by way of Pat Califia
The Pornography Debate In Context by means of Nan D. Hunter
Pornography & excitement via Paula Webster
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I'm Black & Blue by means of Kate Ellis
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Sex Premises by means of Barbara O'Dair & Abby Tallmer
Feminism, Moralism & Pornography by way of Ellen Willis
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Censorship within the identify Of Feminism through Lisa Duggan
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False delivers Lisa Duggan, Nan D. Hunter & Carole S. Vance
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The Minneapolis Anti-Pornography Ordinance
Selected Bibliography: Books & detailed Issues
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Feel humiliated by osexuality and lations play its real, everyday heter- demands. Power and our mothers reject this the bad all girls good girl/bad split between the mother and the whore, the tour guide our and the topless dancer, we begin to un- Can we really expect derstand that neither has a better deal in the realm of fantasy to be free of the residues of that we own like. re- an important role actual sexual lives. like sex. If girl distinction, is can en- tions under which all tie sexuality to reproduction or under patriarchy.

If own and Dad, and they told us how danger- Of about our desires and our can switch our focus from men's plea- external constraints society has tence in such a deeply anti-pleasure practice. time to organize for our pleasure as operating without behalf and for our its our vision for change. own desires and to own and our collective repression. While not a critique of society, and actions, But to speak of our aged us to renounce acting on our itself is them and organize for our thing against a background of political pornography eyes off renounce our obsessive concern with radical feminist pornography-erotica.

Against the testing their level The thesis common pornographic image. of one by This is the logic behind the claim of the feminist anti-pornography that movement consumers of pornography "are conditioned by text and images to dis- removing pornography, and porno- Bryant and Zillman, "Pornography, avow graphic images, from their central place Sexual Callousness, and the Trivializa- abdicate their social responsibility for our culture. " But the very different respect in female-male relationships conclusions that can be drawn using for nurturance in adult-child relation- in in is not censorship, It is, nists its proponents insist.

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