Defending Pornography

Defending Pornography

Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights

Book - 1994
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Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, devotes most of the book to arguing that antiporn feminists such as Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin are puritanical and antisexual, noting that their pursuit of censorship has ironically allied them with conservatives. Women's rights are more endangered by censorship than by sexual words or images, she asserts, and censorship would not reduce sexism or violence. However, she blithely glosses over crucially connected economic and social issues and, moreover, some may find themselves unconvinced by her portrait of pornography as liberating for those involved in it. (Why are only well-educated, financially thriving sex industry workers interviewed?) Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, [1994], c1995
ISBN: 9780684197494
Characteristics: 320 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm


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