Battling Pornography

Battling Pornography

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Pornography catapulted to the forefront of the American women's movement in the 1980s. In Battling Pornography, Carolyn Bronstein locates the origins of anti-pornography sentiment in the turbulent social and cultural history of the late 1960s and 1970s. Based on extensive original archival research, the book reveals that the seeds of the movement were planted by groups who protested the proliferation of advertisements, Hollywood films and other mainstream media that glorified sexual violence. Over time, feminist leaders redirected the emphasis from violence to pornography to leverage rhetorical power. Battling Pornography presents a fascinating account of the rise and fall of this significant American social movement and documents the contributions of influential activists on both sides of the pornography debate, including some of the best-known American feminists.The demonstration focused on the Ultra Room, one of several themed areas where patrons paid $10 to stand in private booths and watch an ... WAVPM member Cathy DiVito described the Ultra Room to a reporter covering the protest for the San Francisco Examiner: a€œIta#39;s an ... 43 Carol Pogash, a€œUltra-bias, Claim Porn Pickets: Live Show Singled out for Protest, a€ San Francisco Examiner, March 9, 1977, 22.

Title:Battling Pornography
Author:Carolyn Bronstein
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-06-27


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