Présentation de l'éditeur
Pornographic images degrade women. They reinforce old stereotypes about the sexual roles of men and women.
Images of violence and mutilation are common in pornography, causing men to become violent toward women, particularly during sex.
Pornography harms all women, because those who view it learn that women are just objects to be used for sex.
Pornography inspires men to force, coerce, or cajole their partners into performing deviant sexual acts against their wishes.
So say these opponents of pornography. But is pornography really as harmful as its critics would have us believe?
Alan Soble explores in graphic detail the nature of pornography and men's sexuality, revealing the paternalistic nature of both conservative and feminist opposition to pornography. Responding to the arguments of such critics as Andrea Dworkin, Catharine MacKinnon, Michael Kimmel, Eva Kittay, and Phyllis Chesler, Soble exposes flaws in research and reporting, simplistic interpretations, and misleading conclusions.
For all who are seeking a frank, no-holds-barred approach to the core issues separating critics from defenders of pornography, Soble offers a powerful presentation.