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Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography

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"Making Violence Sexy" chronicles women's resistance to pornography over the last twenty years. It does this in a collection of feminist articles, including testimonies by victims/survivors of pornography that together make a convincing case for the view that pornography (as distinct from erotica) causes harm to women, including acts of violence. The volume is organized in ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Teachers College Press
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Jun 11, 2010 Adam rated it it was ok
This collection of studies and essays by Diana E. H. Russell is polemical and extremely didactic, but worth reading, especially if you want to know why radical feminists oppose pornography. My main problem with the book is that too much of the material is by Russell herself, even though she is probably the least interesting writer featured in it. Her chapters on causation, which form the centerpiece of the collection, are based on surveys she performed of studies that attempted to link pornograp ...more
Tara Calaby
This is a solid collection of essays that take a feminist anti-pornography stance. There are a lot of women's testimonies included and it can get a bit harrowing at times.
Jul 09, 2010 Adam rated it did not like it
A profoundly stupid book. It's a shame that this sort of feminist literature even exists, considering how much of feminism is perfectly valid and well-argued, and how many sophisticated feminist philosophers are out there.
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