Anti porn feminism

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The sexual objectification of women has liberal feminists and conservative anti-porn crusaders talking about the same issues — but are they fighting the same fight? The anti-pornography movement has always been an unusual coalition of religious conservatives and radical feminists, dating back to Andrea Dworkin, the feminist icon who wrote Pornography: Men Possessing Women. But in the Trump era, defined by pussy hats and pussy-grabbing, the Dworkin-meet-Mike-Pence alliance is a whole new level of weird. With both feminism and the Christian right in the ascendent thanks to the divisive Trump White House, the anti-porn movement has gotten a new jolt of energy. The alliance has finessed a politically tricky situation by drawing on the values of both sides and using the language of MeToo and modern feminism to cast the widest possible net. Of course, Americans have always been much better at denouncing porn than abstaining from watching it.

The strange alliance between #MeToo and the anti-porn movement

Feminist views on pornography - Wikipedia

Feminist views on pornography range from condemnation of all of it as a form of violence against women , to an embracing of some forms as a medium of feminist expression. This debate reflects larger concerns surrounding feminist views on sexuality , and is closely related to those on prostitution , on BDSM , and other issues. Pornography has been one of the most divisive issues in feminism , particularly in anglophone English-speaking countries. This deep division was exemplified in the feminist sex wars of the s, which pitted anti-pornography activists against sex-positive ones. Feminist opponents of pornography—such as Andrea Dworkin , Catharine MacKinnon , Robin Morgan , Diana Russell , Alice Schwarzer , Gail Dines , and Robert Jensen —argue that pornography is harmful to women, and constitutes strong causality or facilitation of violence against women.

My Conversation With an Anti-Porn Feminist

Written by: Carolyn Bronstein. Having just finished the manuscript for my new book, Battling Pornography , I listened with amazement as this explicit song played freely on mainstream radio stations, not to mention in supermarkets and elevators. The conflicts began on the West Coast, pitting a community of Bay Area lesbian sadomasochists against members of the newly emerging feminist anti-pornography movement. These women disagreed as to whether sexual behavior that seemed to involve violence could be practiced or depicted in ways that did not foster oppression. Their debates over potential social harm were so hotly contested that the National Organization for Women NOW stepped into the fray.
We are two women from different worlds with very different experiences. I, Annie, have performed in, directed and produced pornography for twenty five years. Mae Tyme has been anti-pornography for equally as long. We met at a lesbian video night several years ago. Could we come together to record a conversation, share our ideas, and show that women of desparate backgrounds and beliefs can communicate and collaborate?