have a sociology teacher at the community college
promoting porn in the classroom. I believe it
is the main way that women are oppressed and degraded
in this society. How does one stop it? Also is
there a way to get newspapers of sexual content
in downtown areas and at public transportation
hubs (usually with a women on the cover in a sexual
is taking over and it is common practice to have
women objectified everywhere how can we slow the
progression of this phenomenon? Any people who
feel like me that can make a difference. It is
was disturbing to me as a young girl to see women
exposed and men censored.
like eating disorders, seems like one of the issues
that feels impossible to curb. (Eating disorders,
because I think it requires us to change our own
attitudes and I don't think we can do that --
but that's an aside.) As for porn -- you can certainly
try to file a complaint at the city/county level
against whatever visible pornography exists in
However, to do so successfully, you have to have
concrete examples of how this has directly hurt
the community. For instance, did someone see these
images and then rape a woman -- or something that
can be directly tied back to that act of porn?
The main reason that we haven't been able to do
away with porn is because too many people support
it -- it's like undocumented workers in this country
-- if we really wanted to curb it, we would go
after the employers, not the immigrants. But,
as with both immigrant labor and porn--as a society
we have become addicted to them and thus dependent.
The most success people have had in eliminating
porn or forcing it underground really is by creating
or enforcing town ordinances.
See what might already exist in your area that
could apply to this. That could be a great class
project. You should also reference the work of
Dianne R. Russell, who is a professor at the Univ.
of CA @ Berkeley -- her work is entirely devoted
to uprooting the porn industry.