Pornography: Women, Violence, and Civil Liberties

Paperback | July 1, 1993

EditorCatherine Itzin

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This book is not a diatribe against eroticism or a moral crusade to stamp out sex. Rather, it is an attack on the international industry in pornography which, in abusing and degrading women desensitizes people to the routine discrimination and violence that its opponents claim it engenders. Including contributions by Catherine A. Mackinnon, Michael Moorcock, Andrea Dworkin, and Ray Wyre, these challenging, uncompromising, and passionate essays examine such topics as the different types of pornographic material, the possible links between pornography and rape, child abuse, anddiscrimination, the ineffectiveness of the Obscene Publications Act, and the need for legislation against pornography without censorship: to enable victims of pornography-related harm to seek redress and for an equivalent to the Race Relations Act to permit the prosecution of cases of incitement tosexual hatred and violence. Contributors: Peter Baker, Deborah Cameron, James V. P. Check, Andrea Dworkin, Michele Elliott, Aminatta Forna, Elizabeth Frazer, H. Patricia Hynes, I-Spy Productions, Catherine Itzin, Susanne Kappeler, Liz Kelly, Catharine A. MacKinnon, Michael Moorcock, Janice Raymond, Diana E. H. Russell, JohnStoltenberg, Corinne Sweet, Tim Tate, James Weaver, and Ray Wyre.

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This book is not a diatribe against eroticism or a moral crusade to stamp out sex. Rather, it is an attack on the international industry in pornography which, in abusing and degrading women desensitizes people to the routine discrimination and violence that its opponents claim it engenders. Including contributions by Catherine A. Mac...

Catherine Itzin is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council for Civil Liberties and co-ordinator of the Campaign Against Pornography and Censorship.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:654 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.5 inPublished:July 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Interesting Revelation I was oblivious to the plight of women, and society in general, with respect to the effects of pornography. However, by keeping an extremely open mind I had my eyes opened by this easy to read manuscript. Although all information is provided in a professional and scientific manner, some of the graphic and gruesome stories and quotes can be disconcerting and even upsetting to some. Overall, it was an enjoyable and informative text.
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`A solid new attack on pornography'Sunday Times