ADHD paper due – March 23 rd
Feminist Ideas Continued
− Sexual Libertarianism: sex work is empowering, not degrading.
− Doesn't necessarily represent patriarchy.
− Advocate laws to permit this occupation [prostitution and pornography].
− Women are not slaves or victims, but free agents.
− Agents towards: creating change, self identity ...
− All sexual acts, including 'sex work', have meaning independent of the culture or social structure.
− Pro-sex feminist argues against 'anti-sex' ideas of radical feminism.
− Suggest meaning of 'sex work' is directly negotiated within patriarchy.
− Unusual sex practices can be liberating if it subverts the dominant system of patriarchy.
The Practice of Deviance/Control
Medicine and Social Control
Growth of medicine and its role as a social control agent has grown in modern society.
Critical scholars – medicine was viewed as being a major institution of social control within
modern society. We're talking about doctors, or health, the medical institution itself.
Viewed as a repository of truth the pl