Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts  

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"Women wish to be able to speak some important actions: to be able to refuse, to protest, or to give testimony. The speech of pornographers may prevent them from doing so. If it does, then it may be wrong for a government to allow pornographers to speak. " --conclusion "Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts" (1993)

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"Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts" (1993) is a text by Rae Langton which centers on Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon's anti-pornography stance.

Incipit:

"Pornography is speech. So the courts declared in judging it protected by the First Amendment. Pornography is a kind of act. So Catharine MacKinnon declared in arguing for laws against it.' Put these together and we have: pornography is a kind of speech act. In what follows I take this suggestion seriously."

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