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  1. A First Look at the Pornography/Civil Rights Ordinance: Could Pornography Be the Subordination of Women?Melinda Vadas - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (9):487-511.
  2. The Manufacture-for-Use of Pornography and Women's Inequality.Melinda Vadas - 2005 - Journal of Political Philosophy 13 (2):174–193.
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    Reply to Patrick Hopkins.Melinda Vadas - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (2):159 - 161.
    Patrick Hopkins has claimed that SM is compatible with feminist principles. I argue that his account relies on both mistaken analogies and an untenable account of the allegedly changed meaning of SM scenes.
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    A First Look at the Pornography/Civil Rights Ordinance: Could Pornography Be the Subordination of Women?Melinda Vadas - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (9):487-511.
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    Affective and Nonaffective Desire.Melinda Vadas - 1984 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 45 (December):273-80.
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    Why Be Authentic?Melinda Vadas - 1989 - Idealistic Studies 19 (1):16-27.
    It is a commonplace of long standing that one should be “authentic” or—in expressions which may have an approximately similar meaning—that one should be “true to oneself” or that one should “lead a life of one’s own”. Duty and morality aside, this command to be “authentic” leads the prudentially-minded reader to ask, “Why? Why should I be authentic, or true to myself, or lead a life of my own? Will I, of necessity, be horribly unhappy if I am not authentic? (...)
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    The Pornography / Civil Rights Ordinance V. The BOG: And the Winner Is...?Melinda Vadas - 1992 - Hypatia 7 (3):94 - 109.
    The Supreme Court dismissed the Pornography/Civil Rights Ordinance as an unconstitutional restriction of speech. The Court's dismissal itself violates the free speech of the proposers of the Ordinance. It is not possible for both pornographers to perform the speech act of making pornography and feminists to perform the speech act of proposing the Ordinance. I show that the speech act of proposing the Ordinance takes First Amendment precedence over the speech act of making pornography.
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    The Pornography/Civil Rights Ordinance V. The BOG: And the Winner Is…?Melinda Vadas - 1992 - Hypatia 7 (3):94-109.
    The Supreme Court dismissed the Pornography/Civil Rights Ordinance as an unconstitutional restriction of speech. The Court's dismissal itself violates the free speech of the proposers of the Ordinance. It is not possible for both pornographers to perform the speech act of making pornography and feminists to perform the speech act of proposing the Ordinance. I show that the speech act of proposing the Ordinance takes First Amendment precedence over the speech act of making pornography.
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