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What about exploitation?

The prevailing narratives surrounding exploitation in pornography often center around the idea that actors or models---especially women---are taken advantage of by producers for personal profit. In The Feminist Porn Book, Lorelei Lee argues that this narrative has its foundation in the idea that those who join the industry as on-camera talent are driven there as… Continue reading What about exploitation?

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What do we mean by prevailing and countervailing narratives of pornography?

In last week's post, I made reference to both prevailing and countervailing narratives of pornography. But what, exactly, is meant by that? What are these narratives and why are they important? And how are they incorporated into Accounting for it All? Let's take these questions one-by-one, beginning with definitions: prevailing narratives: the attitudes and arguments a culture… Continue reading What do we mean by prevailing and countervailing narratives of pornography?