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Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography
by Diana E.H. Russell (Goodreads Author)
"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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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
Jun 05, 2016 Tara Calaby rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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.