Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Beyond SpeechPornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mari Mikkola

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190257910

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257910.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 October 2017

Feminist Pornography

Feminist Pornography

Chapter:
(p.243) Chapter 12 Feminist Pornography
Source:
Beyond Speech
Author(s):

A. W. Eaton

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257910.003.0012

This chapter aims to bridge the gap between antipornography feminism and sex-positive feminism. It argues in favor of feminist pornography by developing some thoughts proposed by Catharine MacKinnon and others. The basic idea is that antiporn feminism’s conviction in the power of representations to shape its users’ erotic tastes—a conviction the author endorses and develops in this chapter—should commit feminists to embracing forms of pornography that serve to shape its audiences’ erotic taste in the direction of gender equality. Some of these new transformative forms of pornography are already being produced under the banner of what is often called “feminist porn.” This vibrant and growing genre embraces works that cater to a wide variety of proclivities and interests, all committed to undermining gender injustice.

Keywords:   erotic taste, feminism, pornography, gender equality, feminist porn, gender injustice, sex-positive

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .