Last week, Playboy magazine announced that it would no longer be featuring naked women in its pages. When it comes to pornography, the internet has stolen the magazine’s audience – so forgive me for not jumping with glee at the decision. This is no victory for feminism. This is a warning that the proliferation of pornography is one of the most pressing and urgent cultural battles of our time. Girls and boys, women and men, are living in a culture saturated with pornography.
Successfully launched as a media star then I think? Not that there’s ever going to be any doubt about Ms. Proudwomyn’s take on any issue in particular.
Pro-sex anti-porn feminists recognise that there is a relationship between pornography and the staggering rates of physical and sexual violence perpetrated by men against women.
Yes, there is indeed a link. As pornography has spread out across the society the rape rate, just as one example of sexual violence, has fallen dramatically. And yes, there is evidence that this is causal, not just correlation. That is, porn and rape are substitutes, not complements.
And the comments are closed at 1000 of them. Yes, a career well launched.