BIG Porn INC. La Nausée.

 

  have read too much about pornography. I have read too much and I am crying as I am writing this. I shouldn’t have to read about pornography. I shouldn’t need to know, I shouldn’t need to care, because there are things that should not ever happen to any woman or girl in this world. I shouldn’t be sitting here at midnight crying about a little 2 year old girl, the images of her rape, and wondering about her fate. Wondering how many men masturbated to the video of her rape, felt pleasure at the sound of her pelvic bone cracking.

am scared of reading about pornography. I have images burned into my mind after reading Pornland by Gail Dines. I cannot erase these images. They are seared there and I will live with them for life, and I simply cannot imagine surviving that kind of abuse. I read and hear about the heart-breaking, soul-crushing tortures that so many girls and women are subjected to and we call it porn. Porn. As if that word can even begin to describe the horror that is pornography. [lire la suite]

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   are here because of an emergency. You all know that. We’re here wanting to speak about the progress we’ve made, but knowing that women are not any safer from rape now than when we started out. I’m glad that the Canadian Mental Health Association is concerned with our health. Because I, for one, am sick to death. I am sick from the numbers of women who are being brutalized and raped and sodomized. Who are being killed, who are missing. Who in a women’s culture of non-violence don’t hurt the people who are hurting us. We do take our own lives. We do commit suicide. So many women I have known have spent every day of their lives fighting to stay alive, because of the despair they carry around with them from the sexual abuse that they have experienced in their lives. And these are brave women. And these are strong women. And these are creative women. These are women who thought that they had a right to dignity, to individuality, to freedom, to creativity, and in fact, they couldn’t even walk down a city block in freedom. Many of them were raped as children in their own homes, by relatives. By their fathers, by their uncles, by their brothers, before they were, quote, women. Many of them were beaten by the men who loved them. Their husbands, by lovers. Many of them were tortured by those men and when you look at what happened to these women, you say Amnesty International where are you? Where are you? Because the prisons for women are our homes. We live under martial law. We live in places in which a rape culture exists. That is a women’s home, where she lives. Men have to be sent to prison, to live in a culture that is as rapist as the normal home in North America. We live under what amounts to a military curfew. Enforced by rapists. And we say usually that we’re free citizens in a free society. We lie. We lie, we lie everyday about it.

survive through amnesia. By not remembering what happened to us. By being unable to remember the name of the woman who was in the newspaper yesterday. Who was walking somewhere and was missing. What was her name? I am sick to death of not being able to remember the names. There are too many of them. I can’t remember them. There’s one name especially I can never remember. The woman who was raped, gang raped on the pool table in New Bedford, Massachusetts. By four men while everyone in the bar stood and watched and cheered and so on. That woman died in an accident. The kind of accident the police will always call suicide, within one year after the trial for rape. It wasn’t news to anyone. Three months before this woman was raped on that pool table, Hustler ran a spread of a woman being gang raped on a pool table. Everything that was done to the woman in the pornography was done to that woman, in that bar, that night. After the New Bedford gang rape, Hustler ran a photograph of a woman in a pornographic pose, made like a greeting card, sitting on a pool table, saying Welcome to New Bedford. The rape trial was televised in the United States. The ratings beat out the soap operas. In the United States, people watched it as entertainment every day. The woman was driven out of town. Even though the rapists were convicted. And within one year she was dead and I can’t remember her name, no matter how hard I try. Hollywood made a movie, called « The Accused. » A brilliant movie, an incredible movie, in which Jodie Foster, through her artistry and creativity, shows us that a woman is a human being. And it takes two hours to establish for a main stream audience that in fact, that’s true, so that at the point, when we reach the gang rape, we understand that someone, someone, someone has been hurt in a way that goes beyond the sum of the physical brutalities that were done to her. The Hollywood version had a happy ending. The voyeurs were convicted of having incited the rape. And the woman triumphed. And I sat in the theatre thinking, « But she’s dead. What’s her name? Why can’t I remember her name?« 

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Féminisme Radical

Andrea DWORKIN, Woman Hating- A Radical Look at Sexuality 1974

Andrea DWORKIN, Pornography, Men Possessing Women 1981

Andrea Dworkin, Heartbreak- The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant. 2002. 2007

Andrea DWORKIN, Catharine MacKINNON. In Harm’s Way, The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings, 1997

Catharine A. MacKinnon & Andrea Dworkin, Pornography and Civil Rights- A New Day for Women’s Equality, 1988

Catharine MacKinnon, not a moral issue

Catharine MacKinnon Feminism Unmodified. Discourses on life and law

MacKinnon, Sexuality, Pornography, and Method – Pleasure under Patriarchy

Betty McLellan, Pornography and the Myth of Free Speech

Diana Russell & alii Making Violence Sexy. Feminist Views on Pornography

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Critiques anti-sexistes.

Richard Poulin La violence pornographique industrie du fantasme et réalités

Richard Poulin Pornographisation et sexualisation précoce

Richard POULIN, La pornographie, les jeunes, l’adocentrisme.

Richard POULIN 50 ans après la naissance de PlayBoy, La tyrannie du nouvel ordre sexuel

DINES & JENSEN Pornography is a Left Issue

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2 réponses à BIG Porn INC. La Nausée.

  1. martin dufresne dit :

    “This powerful and humane book is a breakthrough. Like Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring which launched the environmental movement, Big Porn Inc shows us we are poisoning our own spirits, and that an ugly misuse of thousands of women – and very young children – is the dark and criminal underside of this industry. I hope this is the point where we turn away from pornography – from using it, from condoning it, from allowing it.”

    – STEVE BIDDULPH, AUTHOR OF THE NEW MANHOOD AND THE SECRET OF HAPPY CHILDREN

    “At a time when so many celebrities, academics and free speech fundamentalists are siding with the sex industry to deny that pornography is violence against women, Big Porn Inc is the voice of reality – a strong indictment; an epic work.”
    – JANICE G. RAYMOND, PROFESSOR EMERITA OF WOMEN’S STUDIES AND MEDICAL ETHICS; PASTCO-DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL COALITION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN (CATW)

    “Big Porn Inc is a first-rate book: comprehensive and thoroughly researched. Porn does not liberate sexuality. What is it that men enjoy in porn: humiliation, degradation, control, sexual violence, submission …? Fortunately, this anthology considers the possibilities of resistance and offers hope for transformative futures.”
    – RICHARD POULIN, PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA AND AUTHOR OF SEXUALISATION PRÉCOCE ET PORNOGRAPHIE AND PORNOGRAPHIE ET HYPERSEXUALISATION: ENFANCES DÉVASTÉES

    “If you care about social justice, buy this book. Big Porn Inc is a must read for anyone interested in the human rights of women and children. The book is cogent and alarming, yet hopeful that together we can create a world where women and children are not hurt and degraded. Big Porn Inc is a much needed blueprint for ending the global porn industry.”
    – CHRISTINE STARK, AUTHOR OF NICKELS AND CO-EDITOR OF NOT FOR SALE

    “When anthropologists from Planet Upsilon report on how civilization failed, Big Porn Inc will probably be Exhibit One. I thank the authors for the courage it took to wade through this material and put together this awesome book that drags us kicking and screaming to what so many do not want to know about corporate sex. Big Porn Inc may be our last chance to grasp porn ideology before it slips in and becomes the very fabric of our lives.”
    – MARTIN DUFRESNE, ANTI-SEXISM ACTIVIST, CANADA

    “Global media have infused the culture with sexually objectified and commodified women and girls, mainstreaming pornography with ever-increasing harms to females everywhere. Big Porn Inc is a clarion call to action against this gross violation of women’s human rights. Brilliant, insightful, essential.”
    – KATHLEEN SLOAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (NOW) USA; CONVENOR, UN PANELS ON THE MEDIA’S SEXUAL COMMODIFICATION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

    “Woman or man, ignore this book at your peril. A remarkable international collection of insightful essays on the growing, poisonous role Big Porn plays in global culture, economics, mores, and violence against women and children. Brava to Spinifex Press for publishing this gift to thoughtful readers.”
    – ROBIN MORGAN, AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST

    “Big Food, Big Oil, Big Pharma and, yes, Big Porn – global corporate giants that shape and exploit human needs and desires, profiting while furthering injustice and denying toxic effects. Big Porn Inc is a hugely necessary, radical and rousing work, full of big thoughts and big truths about the all-consuming pornographic worldview.”
    – JANE CAPUTI, CREATOR OF DVD THE PORNOGRAPHY OF EVERYDAY LIFE

    “Many people, for all sorts of reasons, have preferred to avoid thinking about the porn industry and its manifold negative impacts. The invasion of Big Porn throughout mainstream culture makes moving beyond such denial long overdue. Big Porn Inc offers clear and topical chapters from a range of thinkers who are uniquely well-equipped to explain why. This is a profoundly important book.”
    – EMMA RUSH, LEAD AUTHOR CORPORATE PAEDOPHILIA: SEXUALISATION OF CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIA; LECTURER IN ETHICS, CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY

    “In Big Porn Inc feminists lay down the gauntlet to pornographers by exposing the hate and harm of their man-dated sexuality which has become normative behavior. Big Porn Inc not only contests pornographic harm and hate. It will, I predict, incite a new bold wave of global activism in which we reclaim our future.”
    – KATHLEEN BARRY, AUTHOR OF FEMALE SEXUAL SLAVERY, PROSTITUTION OF SEXUALITY, AND UNMAKING WAR, REMAKING MEN

    “Big Porn Inc represents a powerful and growing reaction against the influence of the porn merchants and society’s willingness to let them get away with one outrage after another. The book unleashes a cascade of emotions – shock, disgust, guilt, rage, and heart-felt admiration for the victims of the porn industry … A landmark publication sure to help open the eyes of the public to the modern scourge of porn and amplify the call for greater decency and respect. Because without them, there can be no true liberation.”
    – CLIVE HAMILTON, PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC ETHICS AT CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY

    “Big Porn Inc is a brilliant exposé on how the porn industry has sold us big fat lies about sex and sexuality. No previous generation has had to navigate such a flood of porn inspired imagery and concepts. Essential reading for everyone, especially the deluded defenders who remain willfully blind to the harmful impacts. I hope Big Porn Inc helps to create the seismic shift humanity needs.”
    – JULIE GALE, ACTIVIST AND FOUNDER OF KIDS FREE 2B KIDS

    “Big Porn Inc is a courageous book, brilliantly undertaken. Based on impressive research and experience, the collection provides a disturbingly convincing portrayal of the multi- billion dollar global pornography industry. The pornography industry’s assault on women, girls and our culture is real. This is the book we need to understand how and why and the means by which it can be halted.”
    – MARY LUCILLE SULLIVAN, AUTHOR OF MAKING SEX WORK: A FAILED EXPERIMENT WITH LEGALISED PROSTITUTION

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