Pornography, Sex And Feminism

Pornography, Sex And Feminism

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Publisher: Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 2002.
ISBN: 9781573929448
1573929441
Branch Call Number: 363.47 Sob 3701 1
Characteristics: 228 p.

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DavidB
Mar 08, 2009

Sexual Content: You can't expect to analyze Pornography and not expect to get a little bit dirty. The author delves right in there trhough the worst of it, but the book gets creepy quickly. It reads like the Alan Soble is enjoying himself a little bit too much while he's describing pornography. The author is down-right pervy and creeps me out with his crass writing. It's pretty obvious that he's pro-pornography.

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DavidB
Mar 08, 2009

Violence: probably is crude about this too. I can't get past the first chapter. He's bound to get into describing depictions of rape in pornography.

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DavidB
Mar 08, 2009

Coarse Language: The author vacilates from pretentious words to the crass language you would find in porn. He writes in the first person and uses graffic words with crude informality.

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DavidB
Mar 08, 2009

I get what the author is trying to do; the book tries to encourage people to draw their own opinions on pornography and not to repeat unresearched dogmatic views of ultra-conservatives. But Alan Soble's counter-arguments just come off as PERVY and CREEPY. This book makes my skin crawl.

Although, the author seems to be well informed on the opposing view-points to pornography, his writing switches from overly pretentious to raunchy. You have to wade through the filfth to get to the gems of wisdom. He may have a valid point or two, but I'd be able to pay attention more if he wasn't creeping me out with how much fun he seems to be having writing about Pornography.

His opinions would also be more credible if he were just a philosophy professor. He uses the word "MAYBE" to often, so this book is mostly conjecture and not facts. But then he points out that opponents of pornography are guilty of criticizing it without doing their homework. I can't listen to his views on pornography since he's a guy and he writes descriptively about pornography with too much reverence.

He gets one star becasue he does have some valid criticisms but he gets 11 out of 10 stars for pervyness. ICK.

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Mar 08, 2009

If all men and women respected each other, if sex were considered joyful and life-enhancing instead of a wallow in germ-filled glop, if everyone were in love all the time, if, in other words, many people's lives were more satisfactory for them than they appear to be know, pornography might just go away on its own. --- Margaret Atwood

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