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Porn Studies by Linda Williams
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This is a very detailed analysis of porn as it stands today, including some porn from other countries like Japan. While the content of the subject matter is very good, it doesn't make up for the unnecessarily long and dry language. I read academic books all the time and I love it but this is one of those pieces that makes an interesting and taboo subject look boring. If you want the average person to listen to what you have to say, you need to write like you're having a conversation with them instead of a wealthy white guy with three PhD's from Harvard. I believe this is especially true if it is an academic study because you want people to talk about these things, yeah? Learn how to hold onto their attention and you'll be able to keep their interest. People will be more inclined to listen if they don't have to reread the same sentence several times and look up every other word in the dictionary. Just sayin'.

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