Friday, January 14, 2011

Feminist Anti-Pornography Resources

Normally in WS 405, I do a whole unit on the many harms that come from the male-supremacist media known as pornography. As we continue our unit on sexism, heterosexism and anti-trans oppression, it is important to understand that one of the key building blocks of gender oppression is the dissemination of women-hate via pornography. Pornography plays a powerful propagandistic role in trivializing rape, abuse and torture. There have been many powerful feminists who have worked tirelessly against the pornography industry, including Gail Dines, Andrea Dworkin, Catherine MacKinnon, Diana Russell, Jackson Katz, Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem and many more. Please note that these resources below may contain explicit language or images--these may be triggering to some so please view with discretion. Click on he item to view it:

Andrea Dworkin's Testimony About the Harms of Pornography

Gail Dines Speaks on Her New Book Pornland: How Porn Has Highjacked Our Sexuality

The Website of Stop Porn Culture, a Feminist Anti-Pornography Organization

Who Wants To Be A Porn Star? : Sex and Violence in Today's Porn Industry: Slideshow

The Price of Pleasure: Porn, Sexuality & Relationships

Anti-Pornography Education and Activist Resources Website

Pornography as a Cause of Rape by Diana E. H. Russell Article

Prostitution and Male Supremacy by Andrea Dworkin Article

Dead Porn Stars Memorial

Andrea Dworkin's Speech on Pornography, Delivered in the U.K. in 1996

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