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Feminists Against Censorship "Feminists Against Censorship was formed in 1989 by a group of long-time feminist academics and campaigners who wished to fight censorship from a feminist perspective. In the intervening years, we have been joined by younger women, including those in other professions, such as computer programming, photography, secretarial work, law, and the sex industry." Publications.
Camille Paglia Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. "The problem with America is that there's too little sex, not too much. The more our instincts are repressed, the more we need sex, pornography and all that." Playboy, May,1995.
Laura Kipnis Professor of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University. "In its coded, sometimes ludicrous, frequently offensive way, pornography does tell certain unpalatable truths, then offers an antidote to them—one that millions can't seem to live without these days." - The utopian fantasy of Deep Throat, Slate, 2005.
Susie Bright An erotic writer. Co-founded "On Our Backs"; a magazine by women about sex. Some of her books: The Best American Erotica 2005, Touchstone, 2005; Mommy's Little Girl: Susie Bright on Sex, Motherhood, Pornography, and Cherry Pie, Thunder's Mouth, 2004; How to Write a Dirty Story : Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica, Fireside, 2002.
Rachel Kramer Bussel Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations. Rachel holds a bachelor's degree in political science and women's studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Sex With God Mary has a blog about the humanness of sex and immorality. It has examples of her efforts at educating Evangelicals.
Wendy McElroy Some of her writings: A Feminist Overview of Pornography, Banning Pornography Endangers Women; Preface to XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography St. Martin's Press (March 1, 1997); From a Sexually Incorrect Feminist. Penthouse magazine, July, 1995; Contracts And Clintons And Courts... Oh My! "The danger to sexual liberty no longer comes only from the right; there's a sizeable number of people on the left ... who are also plotting the industry's demise."
Feminists for Free Expression "Feminists for Free Expression (FFE) is a group of diverse feminists working to preserve the individual's right to see, hear and produce materials of her choice without the intervention of the state 'for her own good.'" Statements on Pornography, Arts Censorship, The Internet, Sexual Harassment and Prostitution.
Constance Penley Professor of Film Studies University of California, Santa Barbara. She introduced a pornography curriculum in 1993. A founding editor of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Media, Cultural Studies.
Nadine Strossen Professor of law at New York Law School and president of the American Civil Liberties Union. Wrote Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights (Scribner, 1995). Nadine Strossen: Pornography Must Be Tolerated by Jonathan Wallace.
Linda Williams Specializes in film history, pornography and feminist theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published a study of pornographic film entitled Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible (1989) and edited a collection of essays on pornography, Porn Studies, featuring work by many Berkeley graduate students (Duke, 2004). An interview.
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