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In Defense Of Pro-Porn Feminism

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As a form of media to be consumed, pornography ranks high on the controversy charts. Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu, Mireille Milller-Young, and Tristan Taormino talk about the importance of pro-porn feminism and how anti-porn feminist’s beliefs can in fact be repressive towards the rights of women (and everyone). It is an anti-porn feminist’s belief that pornography is a creation of the patriarchy, and that it only works to degrade women. Free speech however, is held as an important part of a progressive society and so pro-porn feminists are against the support of censorship. Believing that porn is only degrading ignores the agency of the women who chose to participate in mainstream porn. They argue that more importantly it “ignores
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