Laura Kipnis  

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"Pornography is the royal road to the cultural psyche." --Bound And Gagged (1996) Laura Kipnis

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Laura Kipnis (born 1956) is an American cultural critic and essayist. A feminist intellectual, her work focuses on sexual politics, gender issues, aesthetics, popular culture, and pornography. She began her career as a video artist, exploring similar themes in the form of video essays. She is professor of media studies at Northwestern University in the Department of Radio-TV-Film, where she teaches filmmaking. In recent years she has become known for debating sexual harassment policies.


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