Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Pornography Feminism

Anti-porn feminism is back. Countering the ongoing ‘pornification’ of Western culture and society, with lads’ mags on the middle shelf and lap-dancing clubs in residential areas, anti-porn movements are re-emerging among a new generation of feminist activists worldwide.

This essential new guide to the problems with porn starts with a history of modern pro and anti political stances before examining the ways in which the new arguments and campaigns around pornography are articulated, deployed and received. Drawing on original ethnographic research, it provides an in-depth analysis of the groups campaigning against the pornography industry today, as well as some eye-opening facts about the damage porn can do to women and society as a whole.

This unique and inspiring book explains the powerful comeback of anti-porn feminism, and it controversially challenges liberal perspectives and the mainstreaming of a porn culture that threatens to change the very nature of our intimate relationships.

2 responses

  1. This book is very easy to understand because it is directed at the general reader. Author of this book, Julia Long provides detailed analysis of how and why pornography has become mainstream and why the pornographers have for the present won their claim that ‘porn is just fantasy.’

    The notion women have ‘choice’ is debunked in this book as well as claims ‘women who work in porn are active agents of their destiny!’

    Book ends on a positive note and that is anti-porn feminists are not going to be silenced but instead are becoming increasingly articulate and challenging neo-liberal ideology that ‘choice’ is something which all women enact.

  2. Does anyone have a copy of the book they can post online or send to me?..plz! Its checked out of my local library, school library, not available in the bookstore, and won’t get it in tme if I order online…plz help

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