Women Studies 12 - Nancy Shaba WS 3010-Fish 8 Nov 2011...

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Nancy Shaba WS 3010-Fish 8 Nov 2011 Pornography The first article I read was called, “Where Do We Stand on Pornography?” The Ms. Magazine editors brought magazines like Playboy and Hustler . They placed them on the table and asked the participants, who were all feminists, to spend a few moments thumbing through them before they started the discussion on pornography . Norma Ramos , an attorney, said that outside of a legal setting, she looks at pornography as a system and practice of prostitution, as evidence of women’s second class status. She wants to end sexual exploitation, which is exactly what pornography is to her. Andrea Dworkin, an author, explained that pornography is the graphic, sexually explicit subordination of women that includes one of a series of scenarios, from women being dehumanized-turned into objects and commodities- through women showing pleasure in being raped, through the dismemberment of women in a way that makes the dismemberment sexual. Yes there are porn videos like that, but these women are not
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course WS 3010 taught by Professor Fish during the Fall '11 term at Wayne State University.

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