Using the resources in this week’s module, discuss pornography and the culture of pornography. Specifically, MacKinnon refers to the “violation” of women. Frame this within the re-exploration of sexual history in the Chapter 2 reading. Feel free to talk about examples from your own personal experience or to bring in your own opinions. Engage with your classmates to foster a detailed and thought-provoking discussion. Even if you already have two posts, you can always reply more!
Some things to consider while you discuss:
- When women sell their sexuality is it empowerment or objectification? When is it either, neither, or both?
- Consider recent trends of body positivism and self-empowerment, taking agency over your own sexuality, as well as disturbing trends of revenge porn. Take a look at the Recommended readings to familiarize yourself if you want to expand the discussion.
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