Pornography

05 Sep 2009

This is the first part of a multi-part post. Here are the links to the rest of the series:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

05 Sep 2009

What immediately follows is from the book Love and Pornography (2009). (See the previous post for more.)

10 Jul 2009

Cameron Bustamante describes the beginnings of conversations among men about sexual violence.

10 Jul 2009

There has been much talk at this conference about the need for men to love each other and be willing to speak openly about that love. That is important; we need to be able to get beyond the all-too-common male tendency to mute or deform our emotions. But it’s also crucial to remember that loving one another means challenging ourselves as well. That’s what I would like to do today, to challenge us -- in harsh language -- on men’s use of pornography. In an unjust world, those of us with privilege must be harsh on ourselves, out of love.

10 Jul 2009

Pornography and prostitution are overwhelmingly not 'choices.' They are vast, exploitative, patriarchal-capitalist industries, largely violent, very lucrative, controlled by women-hating men, and destructive of the women (and children) who are victimized by them.

27 May 2009

Boys and men will not find a loving and kind sexuality in pornography, says Robert Jensen.

07 May 2009

Michael Flood examines boys’ and young men’s consumption of sexually explicit media. He argues that boys’ use particularly of internet pornography, combined with the wider pornographication of popular culture, is exacerbating violence-supportive social norms and intensifying some boys’ participation in sexual abuse. See the attachments below (in PDF) for the text and Powerpoint of Michael's presentation.

11 Jan 2009

Patrick Instone reflects on growing up with pornography.

10 Jan 2009

John Stoltenberg's Refusing to be a man is a passionate manifesto for a new male way of being. It's a renunciation of sexual injustice and a call to action for all men of conscience.

09 Jan 2009

Masturbation: Michael Flood asks the questions.