Making Violence Sexy: Feminist Views on Pornography / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807762684
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Athene Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Survivors of Pornography
2 The Real Linda Lovelace 23
3 A Portrait of Angel: The Life of a Porn Star 32
4 Surviving Commercial Sexual Exploitation 37
5 Testimony on Pornography and Incest 43
6 Testimony on Pornography and Marital Brutality 46
7 Testimony from Public Hearings on the Ordinance to Add Pornography as Discrimination Against Women 48
Pt. II Overview
8 Pornography and Freedom 65
9 Questions and Answers 78
10 Pornography and Black Women's Bodies 97
11 Pornography and Pride 105
12 Getting Off on Sexploitation 107
Pt. III Feminist Research on Pornography
13 Pornography and Sexual Abuse of Women 113
14 Pornography and Rape: A Causal Model 120
15 The Experts Cop Out 151
16 Racism in Pornography 167
17 The Research on Women and Pornography: The Many Faces of Harm 179
18 Evidence of Harm 194
Pt. IV Feminist Strategies and Actions Against Pornography
19 Wimmin's Fire Brigade Bombs Porn 217
20 Unmasking Male Privilege 221
21 Poking Around Under Rocks and Pornographers 227
22 From Expert Witness to Jail Inmate 231
23 Torturing Women as Fine Art: Why Some Women and Men Are Boycotting Knopf 239
24 There Are Better Ways of Taking Care of Bret Easton Ellis Than Just Censoring Him. . . 245
25 From Witches to Bitches: Sexual Terrorism Begets Thelma and Louise 254
Notes 271
References 277
Index 289
About the Editor 301
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