PHIL 2170 Lecture Notes - Male Gaze

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Pornography degrades the male vision of women in this way. When i stand among the shelves there i am standing in a maze of female images, shelf after shelf of them, hundreds of naked women smiling or with their eyes closed and mouths open or gasping. I don"t believe there are limits to what women can imagine or enjoy. I don"t want limits, imposed from within or without, on what women can see, or watch, or do. That branch of feminism tells me my very thoughts are bad. Pornography tells me the opposite that none of my thoughts are bad, that anything goes : she likes porn, falling into male traps. The message of porn, by its very existence is that our sexual selves are real. If we try to suggest porn shouldn"t exist is denying we have these sexual selves: all the sexual behaviour in porn exists.

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