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Dear Amy,

I am doing a research paper in my A-level sociology class and have decided to do a "feminist's view on pornography", I have e-mailed several sites and can get no reply. I am a 36 year old mother of three and I am hoping to qualify as a nurse.

Please if you have any information that may help me in my research, I would be very grateful.




Dear Anonymous,

There is no one feminist view of pornography. Ms. magazine did a cover story on this about 10 years ago and the situation hasn't changed/evolved. Some feminists are opposed to almost all aspects of pornography -- Diana Russell, Catharine Mackinnon other feminists are more open to it and are even engaged in it -- like Susie Bright and Cake. I personally, don't have enough experience with pornography to feel like I have a well informed pornography. Certainly, when it involves children it should be made illegal, but when it is freely chosen and when people enjoy it without manipulating others, then I don't think it's all that bad. I hope you can find others to respond.

-- Amy

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