Take Back the Night: Women on Pornography  

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"Similarly today the further threat of "Women's Liberation" could be partly responsible for another outpouring of pornography. The contemporary proliferation of pornography must also be understood as forming part and parcel of the "commoditization" of sexuality in the capitalistic economy at large. And pornography may serve the interests of capitalism in yet another way. Pamela Hansford Johnson observes [in On Iniquity]: "When the Nazis took on the government of Poland, they flooded the Polish bookstalls with pornography. This is a fact. Why did they do so? They did so on the theory that to make the individual conscious only of the need for personal sensation would make the social combination of forces more difficult."" --Take Back the Night: Women on Pornography (1980) by Laura Lederer.

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Take Back the Night: Women on Pornography (1980) is a book by Laura Lederer.



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