maya review 2 - Lecture Notes Liberal feminists: o...

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Lecture Notes - Liberal feminists: o Pornography is bad for women. o Censorship is worse than pornography. - Anti-sex feminists: o Experiencing a naked woman’s body is objectification. o Pornography is an expression of male culture and male sexuality. o Pornography is a form of violence. - Pro-sex feminists: o a gradient of beliefs on the utility of sexuality o some pro-sex feminists believe that certain kinds of sexuality are beneficial for women; we should strive to make all porn “pro=women” o all sexual images are liberating in a sexually repressive culture What does it mean to blame the victim? - “Blaming the Victim” = a set of ideas and concepts deriving systematically motivated, but unintended , distortions of reality o unintentional function to maintain the status quo - “Blaming the victim depends on a process whereby the victim of social problems is identified as strange, different – in other words, as a barbarian, a savage. . . Victim blamers must learn how to demonstrate that the poor, the ill, the jobless,
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