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with the assumption that sexuality embodies sin” (256). Deviating from Christianity’s ideal of sexuality embodies sin. Negative view of sex when not performed like it’s supposed to. Legal Models for Prostitution Laws Swedish Model (Decriminalization) o Changing law to penalize only clients and pimps o Prostitution akin to slavery; consent is irrelevant o Harshest penalty is 10 years (in Penal Code in general) Dutch Model (Legalization) o Respecting adult consent o Legalizing prostitution and regulation of the trade o Brian McNair on Pornography (Striptease Culture) Pornographication – the iconography becomes commonplace. Pornography is more accessible now. Easier to make it, easier to spread. Significant change in that industry. Pornography became normalized. We see it everywhere. Expansion of “pornospehere” – obscene texts proliferate and become more accessible Striptease Culture – public commodification of personal intimacies Defining Pornography 1. Material that is sexually explicit (nudity, graphic sexual encounters/activities shown or discussed, etc.) Is nudity really pornography? Art  is this pornography? Weak definition. 2. Sexually explicit material designed primarily to produce sexual arousal in viewers . How about someone hacking a camera? The person on camera does not intend to arouse the viewers as they don’t know they are being filmed/viewed. The person filming and leaking video has that goal. Still issues with that definition. 3. Sexually explicit material designed to produce sexual arousal in consumers in a way that is inherently transgressive . Greek word for sexual immorality: pornea . Pornography is transgressive, it is transgressing boundaries.
April 13 th Beyond Ethics: Erotic Life, Sacred, and Profane The most significant (erotic) question of our age?: How do you make love after the death of god? For a while God hasn’t served as a point of moral reference for most people in Western culture. No one thinks of law or human rights or ethics in relation to god anymore. After centuries of making love with the idea that god is a witness, how do we make love now he is “dead”? Erotic Passion in the Age of Liberal Apathy Authoritarianism vs liberalism: what am I willing to lose for the sake of my passion? With authoritarianism you know what is at stake, you know what will happen if you pursue your passion or not. When you have nothing but the market it’s difficult to decide what is at stake in your passion? The death of the forbidden kiss: everything is possible and nothing matters? Once you can do everything and the government doesn’t care what you do, what matters? What is still significant for you? Desire anything - as long as you always desire the same (prepackaged) thing? Offered a pre-packaged freedom Is it possible to seek an erotic dignity beyond mere sex and mere morality? Desire and the Law in French Theory Georges Bataille and Jacques Lacan Bataille’s Concept of Eroticism Sex, eroticism, and human nature : eroticism always adds something, something that is useless in a pragmatic sense. This is quintessential to

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