WGST 2812 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Softcore Pornography, Radical Feminism, Miller Test

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*all content belongs to lori a. stinson and where cited in lecture slides* Sex workers: in canada, actual prostitution isn"t criminalized, if sex is photographed or taken in video, it isn"t criminalized; becomes porn. Pornography: used to be to promote prostitution. Porn & sexually explicit things are technically the same, except under the law. 1960-70s: soft porn didn"t show actual penetration; implied; sex was simulated. Democratization of culture facilitated by development of printing press allowing for mass access: same democratization that began to signal our preoccupation w/ problem of pornography (nathan 2007) England 19th century: upper classes feared workers would stop working hard if they were exposed to sexually charged materials (nathan 2007, Operationalizing a term = choose definition that works according to the context. Society at a large : social unrest, growing inequality, emergence of all social class movements.

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