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Pornography Readings

April 21:

April 23:

Written Assignment (due April 23): Answer all parts of the following question fully; when referring to the readings, cite properly, including page numbers.

As D. Kelly Weisberg states, "The subject of pornography has fragmented feminists into several camps. These factions include those who oppose censorship (liberal and libertarian feminists) and those who oppose pornography (radical feminists)" (8). Based on the readings for this unit, which of these two camps do you think has the stronger legal case? Summarize the major arguments of the side you have chosen; besides using the introduction, draw on Dworkin and Easterbrook if you choose the anti- pornography side and on Hunter and Law and Emerson if you choose the anti-censorship side. As you summarize these arguments, explain why you think they have a strong legal basis.

Additional Links on Pornography

Women and Law Syllabus
January 1998