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 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 and violence are by-products of societies in which private identity has been...destroyed by sudden environmental change.Marshall McLuhan
Pornography and obscenity...work by specialism and fragmentation. They deal with a figure without a ground -- situations in which the human factor is suppressed in favor of sensations and kicks.Marshall McLuhan
Pornography is the theory, and rape is the practice. And what a practice. The violation of an individual woman is the metaphor for man's forcing himself on whole nations [...], on nonhuman creatures [...], and on the planet itself [...].robin morgan
Pornography is literature designed to be read with one hand.
Pornography is the theory, and rape is the practice.
Pornography. That which excites, whether from approval or disapproval.
Pornography is about dominance and often pain. Erotica is about mutuality and always pleasure.
Pornography is not a monolith, either of apolitical pleasure or of unpleasurable power.
There's a subterranean impetus towards Pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.norman mailer
Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of Pornography if you're lucky.alan moore
But fantasy kills imagination, Pornography is death to art.iris murdoch
...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
[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
Sexual harassment legislation feels unfair to men because if they sued over an ethnic joke, or over a woman discussing Pornography or asking them out, they’d be laughed out of the company.warren farrell
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
Far from poisoning the mind, Pornography shows the deepest truth about sexuality, stripped of romantic veneer.camille paglia
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
What's the difference between art and Pornography... a government grant!
The oppressive measures on Pornography by the Korean government are totally insane... It is actually seen that it oppresses masculinity and that it distorts the essentials. It is all done by the Ministry of Gender Equality and women’s organizations led by Korean feminists.
The internet is like a big circus tent full of scary, boring creatures and Pornography.
Although Wales himself had made his personal fortune as a futures trader in Chicago in the 1990s, he wasn't the one funding Nupedia. This was done through one of Wales's less altruistic ventures, a Web portal called Bomis.com that featured, among other items, soft-core Pornography.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales underscores that Bomis, his dot-com search engine business, was not directly involved in Pornography, pointing out that its content was R-rated rather than X-rated, like Maxim magazine rather than Playboy .