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Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate Lynne Segal

Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate

Lynne Segal

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ISBN : 9780813519388
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334 pages
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Over the past twenty years debates about pornography have raged within feminism and beyond. Throughout the 1970s feminists increasingly addressed the problem of mens sexual violence against women, and many women reduced the politics of mens powerMoreOver the past twenty years debates about pornography have raged within feminism and beyond. Throughout the 1970s feminists increasingly addressed the problem of mens sexual violence against women, and many women reduced the politics of mens power to questions about sexuality. By the 1980s these questions had become more and more focused on the issue of pornography--now a metaphor for the menace of male power. Collapsing feminist politics into sexuality and sexuality into pornography has not only caused some of the deepest splits between feminists, but made it harder to think clearly about either sexuality or pornography--indeed, about feminist politics more generally.This provocative collection, by well-known feminists, surveys these arguments, and in particular asks why recent feminist debates about sexuality keep reducing to questions of pornography.