Defending pornography : free speech, sex, and the fight for women's rights / Nadine Strossen.

by Strossen, NadineLooking glass.

Publisher: New York ; New York University Press, 2000.Edition: [New edition].Description: lvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0814781497; 9780814781494.Subject(s): Pornography -- Social aspects -- United StatesLooking glass | Feminism -- United StatesLooking glass | Feminist criticism -- United StatesNote: Previous ed.: 1995.Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A women's rights-centered rationale for defending pornography
Traditional explanations of why pornography must be defended from would-be censors have concentrated on censorship's adverse impacts on free speech and sexual autonomy. In contrast, Nadine Strossen focuses on the women's rights-centered rationale for defending pornography.
Reissued with a new foreword and introduction by the author.

Previous ed.: 1995.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword to the New Edition (p. vii)
  • Introduction to the New Edition (p. xiii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 7)
  • Introduction (p. 11)
  • 1. The Sex Panic and the Feminist Split (p. 17)
  • 2. Sexual Speech and the Law (p. 37)
  • 3. The Fatally Flawed Feminist Antipornography Laws (p. 59)
  • 4. The Growing Suppression of "Sexpression" (p. 83)
  • 5. Revealing Views of Women, Men, and Sex (p. 107)
  • 6. Defining Sexual Harassment: Sexuality Does Not Equal Sexism (p. 119)
  • 7. "Different Strokes for Different Folks": The Panoply of Pornographic Imagination (p. 141)
  • 8. Positive Aspects of Pornographic Imagery (p. 161)
  • 9. Posing for Pornography: Coercion or Consent? (p. 179)
  • 10. Would-Be Censors Subordinate Valuable Works to Their Agenda (p. 199)
  • 11. Lessons from Enforcement: When the Powerful Get More Powerful (p. 217)
  • 12. Why Censoring Pornography Would Not Reduce Discrimination or Violence against Women (p. 247)
  • 13. Toward Constructive Approaches to Reducing Discrimination and Violence against Women (p. 265)
  • Notes (p. 281)
  • Index (p. 309)

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