pornography debate

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Suppose one accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's suggested statutory definition of pornography. How does one who generally accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's views on the pervasively harmful effect of pornography, and who accepts a need for legal redress of the harms perpetrated by pornography, deal with pornographic material? The ordinance proposed by MacKinnon and Dworkin would deal with such material by enacting legislation which gives people adversely affected by the works, which clearly fit their definition of …

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…a law which is unlikely to be pursued. This is because the women most likely to succeed are the least likely to proceed - they either will not possess sufficient power in their situation of subjugation, or they will not recognize the harm since for them it is normalized, adopted, accepted. It is probably true that the ordinance will not turn upside- down the subjugation of women simply by offering remedies to indiv ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**