A Response to ‘Anti-Sex Feminism’ by Jerry Barnett

by Louise Pennington   Written in response to Is Anti-Sex Feminism a Step Backwards for Women’s Rights? by Jerry Barnett Whenever I hear the term “anti-sex”, I sigh. The term ‘anti-sex’ implies that feminists who campaign against pornography and other parts of the ‘sex industry’ hate all sex. This is inaccurate but equally a very clever tactic…

Is Anti-Sex Feminism a Step Backwards for Women’s Rights?

By Jerry Barnett Being in my late-40s, I’m one of a generation whose mothers embraced second-wave feminism - or Women’s Lib at it was better known at the time - in the late-1960s and early-70s. I came of age reading Spare Rib and other feminist magazines my Mum left lying around, and remember the importance…

Review of After Porn Ends

by Erin Pearson   Using approximately 20 subjects in a 'talking heads' format, After Porn Ends relays the stories of former porn stars of various ages (26-70), from their beginnings (in life, and in porn) through to the time of filming. While it does contain a series of typically 'expert' opinions, such as UCLA Professor Dr. Neil Malmuth,…

The Continuing Obscenity Attributed to the Sexuality of Women

by Claudia Austin In this post I will be discussing the general reaction to the sexuality of women and the vulgarity attributed to the portrayal of women’s pleasure in sex, despite the ongoing sexualisation of women’s bodies. I first started looking into the representation of the sexuality of women after reading The Sadeian Woman by…