Ed Team

The patina of porn chic

Filed By Ed Team | March 07, 2008 7:05 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: feminism, pornography, rape, sexism

"Pornography has been so thickly glossed over with the patina of chic these days in the name of verbal freedom and sophisication... Part of the problem is that those who traditionally have been the most vigorous opponents of porn are often those same people who shudder at the explicit mention of any sexual subject... There can be no equality in porn, no female equivalent, no turning of the tables in the name of bawdy fun. Pornography, like rape, is a male invention, desgined to dehumanize women... Pornography is the undiluted essence of anti-female propoganda."

-- Journalist and author Susan Brownmiller in her book Against Our Will


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