Answer the following question
Using the resources in this week’s module, discuss pornography and the culture of pornography. Specifically, MacKinnon refers to the “violation” of women. Frame this within the re-exploration of sexual history in the Chapter 2 reading. Feel free to talk about examples from your own personal experience or to bring in your own opinions. Engage with group members to foster a detailed and thought-provoking discussion. Even if you already have two posts, you can always reply more!
Some things to consider while you discuss:
- When women sell their sexuality is it empowerment or objectification? When is it either, neither, or both?
- Consider recent trends of body positivism and self-empowerment, taking agency over your own sexuality, as well as disturbing trends of revenge porn. Take a look at the Recommended readings to familiarize yourself if you want to expand the discussion.