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Dangerous Relationships
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Dangerous Relationships
Pornography, Misogyny and Rape


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Rape & Sex Crimes

June 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this uncompromising volume, Diana E Russell examines the relationships between pornography, misogyny and rape, and contends that these relationships are indeed dangerous to women.

After defining pornography and considering the various types of pornographic material available, the author demonstrates that hatred of women is a predominant aspect of pornography, and that racist undercurrents are often exploited in visual pornography of all types. She then provides a rich body of statistical evidence that supports the argument that pornography is a cause of rape.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS PORNOGRAPHY?
 
Defining Pornography
 
Inconsistencies in Definitions
 
Types of Pornography
 
The Contents of Pornography
 
The Circulation Rates for Selected Pornographic Magazines
 
PART TWO: PORNOGRAPHIC PICTURES AS WOMAN HATRED
 
Picturing Woman Hatred
 
What's in the Picture and What Does It Mean?
 
PART THREE: PORNOGRAPHY AS A CAUSE OF RAPE
 
Pornography Is No Fantasy
 
Males' Propensity To Rape
 
Pornography as a Cause of Rape
Theory and Research

 
 
Further Empirical Findings on Pornography as a Cause of Rape
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
 
Introduction
 
American Public Opinion on Pornography
 
The Power of Pro-Porn Americans To Dominate

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