Wednesday, April 13, 2005


"What is at stake in obscenity law is always erection: under what conditions, in what circumstances, how, by whom, by what materials men want it produced in themselves. Men have made this public policy. Why they want to regulate their own erections through law is a question of endless interest and impotance to feminists. Nevertheless, that they do persist in this regulation is simple fact. There are civil and social conflicts over how best to regulate erection through law, especially when caused by words or pictures. Arguments amoung men notwithstanding, high culture is phallocentric. It is also, using the civilized criteria of jurispudence, not infrequently obscene."

Pornography: Men Possessing Women by Andrea Dworkin

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