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ERIC Number: ED311482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
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Resistance to Violent Pornography: The Question of Feminist Praxis.
Byerly, Carolyn M.
This paper focuses on the organized feminist resistance, during the 1970s, to the availability of both soft and hard-core pornography in mainstream films, magazines, and advertisements. A research review supports the contention that the power struggle between men and women as defined by the pornography issue merely reflects a deeper, generally-accepted gender inequality which tends to leave women out of the shaping of corporate and legal policies. The use of consumer boycott by a group of feminists in the late 1970s is discussed in depth in order to provide support for the conclusion that feminists can define a more active role for themselves in determining corporate media policy regarding the portrayal of women. Forty-three references and 12 figures (illustrations) are attached. (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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