Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights

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NYU Press, 2000 - Social Science - 320 pages
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Reissued with a new foreword and introduction by the author

Traditional explanations of why pornography must be defended from would-be censors have concentrated on censorship's adverse impacts on free speech and sexual autonomy. In contrast, Nadine Strossen focuses on the women's rights-centered rationale for defending pornography.

  

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User Review  - Sherry Lee - Goodreads

This one is difficult for me to rate. I didn't like it, because of my anti-porn politics, but I acknowledge that is well written and the arguments well articulated. Mostly. She refers to anti ... Read full review

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User Review  - Orna Ross - Goodreads

About 30 years ago, a small faction of feminists changed the debate around pornography. Prior to their intervention the picture was simple: in one corner we had the liberals who had long sought more ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword to the New Edition
vii
Introduction to the New Edition
xiii
Acknowledgments
7
Introduction
11
The Sex Panic and the Feminist Split
17
Sexual Speech and the Law
37
The Fatally Flawed Feminist Antipornography Laws
59
The Growing Suppression of Sexpression
83
Different Strokes for Different Folks The Panoply of Pornographic Imagination
141
Positive Aspects of Pornographic Imagery
161
Posing for Pornography Coercion or Consent?
179
WouldBe Censors Subordinate Valuable Works to Their Agenda
199
Lessons from Enforcement When the Powerful Get More Powerful
217
Why Censoring Pornography Would Not Reduce Discrimination or Violence against Women
247
Toward Constructive Approaches to Reducing Discrimination and Violence against Women
265
Notes
281

Revealing Views of Women Men and Sex
107
Defining Sexual Harassment Sexuality Does Not Equal Sexism
119

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Defending Pornography
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An Interview With Nadine Strossen
... Law School (since 1989), she has just released her first book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights (Scribners). ...
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A Feminist Overview of Pornography
by Wendy mcelroy. "Pornography benefits women, both personally and politically." This sentence opens my book XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography, ...
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Nadine Strossen Exclusively Represented by Keppler Speakers
About Nadine Strossen: President of the American Civil Liberties Union. Strossen became the first woman and the youngest person to ever lead the American ...
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Feminism and Pornography - Sex and Censors
A Review of: "Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights," by Nadine Strossen (Scribner, 1995), $22. ...
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About the author (2000)

A nationally renowned speaker and debater, NADINE STROSSEN is Professor of Law at New York Law School and President of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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