Fall 2007 Voltaire's Coffee with Professor Robert Jensen, Journalism
Mon, September 10, 2007 • 6:30 PM • Carothers Residence Hall/Joynes 007A. Enter from Quad Courtyard--east door.
Pornography is big business, a thriving multi-billion dollar industry so powerful it drives the direction of much media technology. It also makes for complicated politics. Anti-pornography arguments are frequently dismissed as patently anti-sex--and ultimately anti-feminist--silencing at the gate a critical discussion of pornography's relationship to violence against women and even what it means to be a 'real man.'In his most personal and difficult book to date, Robert Jensen launches a powerful critique of mainstream pornography that promises to reignite one of the fiercest debates in contemporary feminism. At once alarming and thought-provoking, Getting Off asks tough but crucial questions about pornography, manhood, and paths toward genuine social justice