Pornography: An Uncivil Liberty?

Hypatia 10 (1):155 - 182 (1995)
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Alisa Carse
Georgetown University
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Pornographic speech harms women by playing a key role in sustaining the social conditions through which women's liberty and equality are undercut. Though there is a principled moral and constitutional basis for pursuing a legal strategy in fighting pornography, we should not overestimate the effectiveness of the law or underestimate its potential dangers. The struggle against pornography must be waged through education, expressive exploration, and protest, not through the law.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1995.tb01358.x
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