the dynamic of control by which male dominance in forms that range from

The dynamic of control by which male dominance in

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the dynamic of control by which male dominance – in forms that range from intimate to institutional, from a look to a rape – eroticizes as man and woman, as identity and pleasure, that which maintains and defines male supremacy as a political system”PornographyoTruth about sexoWomen bound, battered, tortured , humiliated, killed, sexually accessible, taken and used with a little light boundedoObjectification and degradation of womenoPg.35 Possible to have a heterosexuality that’s not male definedOur culture’s construct makes it impossible to break free from thisDon’t have it available to us in our point in our cultureoPage 41; Last sentence, first column, first paragraph
“The reproductive act, one senses, is considered sexual because it is considered an act of the forcible violation and defilement of the female distinctively as such, certainly not because it ‘is’ sex a priori.”Good news it’s not biological -Needs to have a dominant and suppressive roles-Awareness in aggressiveness in sexualityHollibaugh and Moraga-Can be seen as a response to MacKinnon oCertain way sexuality has to be organized for them to be feminists-Lesbian was the ultimate paradigmatic feminist sexualityoEgalitarian free from powerHollibaugh and Moraga: all aspects of society are Lesbians are located within social structures within histories of dominanceoCame to shape sexual practices and sexual desiresoPg. 397; Third paragraph down“But in feminism, we can’t even explore these questions because what they say is, in gender, there is a masculine oppressor and a female oppressee. So whether you might fantasize yourself in a role a man might preform or a women in reaction to a man, this makes you sick, fucked-up, and you had better go and change it.”oPg. 401; First major quote toward the bottom of the page“AH: Well, I think everybody has aspects of roles in their relationships, but I feel pretty out there on the extreme end… I think what feminism did, in its fear of heterosexual control of fantasy, was to say that there was almost no fantasy safe to have, where you weren’t going to have to give up power or take it. There’s no sexual fantasy I can think of that doesn’t include some aspect of that. But I feel like I have been forced to give up some of my richest potential sexually in the way feminism has defined what is, and what’s not, ‘politically correct’ in the sexual sphere.”Sexuality is genderedoPg. 398; Top of the page“AH: My fantasy life is deeply involved in a butch/femme exchange. I never come together with a woman, sexually, outside of those roles. It’s saying to my partner, “Love me enough to let me go where I need to go and take me there. Don’t’ make me think it through. Give me a

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