The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.
Pornography has been so thickly glossed over with the patina of chic these days in the name of verbal freedom and sophisication… Part of the problem is that those who traditionally have been the most vigorous opponents of porn are often those same people who shudder at the explicit mention of any sexual subject… There can be no equality in porn, no female equivalent, no turning of the tables in the name of bawdy fun. Pornography, like rape, is a male invention, desgined to dehumanize women… Pornography is the undiluted essence of anti-female propoganda.Susan Brownmiller
Legend has it that every new technology is first used for something related to sex or Pornography. That seems to be the way of humankind.tim berners-lee
Pornography was the great vice of the Seventies; plutographythe graphic depiction of the acts of the richis the great vice of the Eighties.
Pornography takes all the reality out of sex and Disney does that to family life.jarvis cocker
Pornography is used in rape - to plan it, to execute it, to choreograph it, to engender the excitement to commit the act.Andrea Dworkin
Pornography reveals that male pleasure is inextricably tied to victimizing, hurting, exploiting; that sexual fun and sexual passion in the privacy of the male imagination are inseparable from the brutality of male history. The private world of sexual dominance that men demand as their right and their freedom is the mirror image of the public world of sadism and atrocity that men consistently and self-righteously deplore. It is in the male experience of pleasure that one finds the meaning of male history.Andrea Dworkin
Pornography is the essential sexuality of male power: of hate, of ownership, of hierarchy; of sadism, of dominance."Andrea Dworkin
Pornography incarnates male supremacy. It is the DNA of male dominance. Every rule of sexual abuse, every nuance of sexual sadism, every highway and byway of sexual exploitation, is encoded in it.Andrea Dworkin
Pornography is literature designed to be read with one hand.
Pornography is the theory, and rape is the practice.
I'm pretty sure there's no Nobel prize for Pornography.jim butcher
I want to talk about the internet, the impact it is having on the innocence of our children, how online Pornography is corroding childhood and how, in the darkest corners of the internet, there are things going on that are a direct danger to our children, and that must be stamped out.david cameron
'As far as I know, Pornography is the only working medicine against seasickness.'piet de jong
Feminists are often asked whether Pornography causes rape. The fact is that rape and prostitution caused and continue to cause Pornography. Politically, culturally, socially, sexually, and economically, rape and prostitution generated Pornography; and Pornography depends for its continued existence on the rape and prostitution of women.Andrea Dworkin
Anti-feminism is also operating whenever any political group is ready to sacrifice one group of women, one faction, some women, some kinds of women, to any element of sex-class oppression: to Pornography, to rape, to battery, to economic exploitation, to reproductive exploitation, to prostitution. There are women all along the male-defined political spectrum, including both extreme ends of it, ready to sacrifice some women, usually not themselves, to the brothels or the farms. The sacrifice is profoundly anti-feminist; it is also profoundly immoral...Andrea Dworkin
...Pornography is the orchestrated destruction of women's bodies and souls; rape, battery, incest, and prostitution animate it; dehumanization and sadism characterize it; it is war on women, serial assaults on dignity, identity, and human worth; it is tyranny. Each woman who has survived knows from the experience of her own life that Pornography is captivity – the woman trapped in the picture used on the woman trapped wherever he's got her.Andrea Dworkin
On the eve of the election last month my wife Judith and I were driving home late in the afternoon and turned on the radio for the traffic and weather. What we instantly got was a freak show of political Pornography : lies , distortions, and half-truths half-truths being perhaps the blackest of all lies. They paraded before us as informed opinion.bill moyers
Women have conceptualized less in history not because men have kept them from doing so but because women do not need to conceptualize in order to exist. […] Fetishism, for instance, a practice which like most of the sex perversions is confined to men, is clearly a conceptualizing or symbol-making activity. Man’s vastly greater commercial patronage of Pornography is analogous.camille paglia
Despite hundreds of studies, cause-and-effect relationship between Pornography and violence has never been satisfactorily proved. ?camille paglia
The goal of the state is to find some practice that is universally reviled and pose as the one and only way of expunging it from society. The best example today is child Pornography, a grim and ghastly industry that every decent person would like to see eradicated from the earth. But in the name of doing so, the state invades everyone's privacy, controls speech, interferes with families, and otherwise uses the issue as a wedge to eliminate every freedom.
[I]n the male sexual lexicon, which is the vocabulary of power, erotica is simply high-class Pornography: better produced, better conceived, better executed, better packaged, designed for a better class of consumer. As with the call girl and the streetwalker, one is turned out better but both are produced by the same system of sexual values and both perform the same sexual service.Andrea Dworkin
Feminists are often asked whether Pornography causes rape. The fact is that rape and prostitution caused and continue to cause Pornography. Politically, culturally, socially, sexually, and economically, rape and prostitution generated Pornography; and Pornography depends for its continued existence on the rape and prostitution of women.
Men characterize Pornography as something mental because their minds, their thoughts, their dreams, their fantasies, are more real to them than women's bodies or lives; in fact, men have used their social power to characterize a $10-billion-a-year trade in women as fantasy.Andrea Dworkin
Watching Pornography [..] is like going to a Wikipedia page. You search for a specific thing, a specific feeling, a specific result, and that’s exactly what you find.
Sports is to war as Pornography is to sex.
When Dudeness is forgotten, League bylaws and rules arise; Then political advocacy and Pornography are joined, And standards fall regrettably.