Anti-Porn is the Theory, Repression is the Practice

Publisher:  English Collective of Prostitutes
Year Published:  1989   First Published:  1987
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11845

The campaign against pornography has been one of the most visible faces of feminism for more than a decade now. Few have wanted to know whether the 'clean up' they were promoting strengthened women's hand or the State's. Thus they have attracted supporters and allies among politicians from the New Right, which governs (among others) the US and the UK, from the old moralizing Left, and even from the trendy Left. Although this anti-porn lobby is not homogeneous, it is rare for any part of it to dissociate itself from the most powerful pro-censorship law-and-order identity.

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