Pornography, Misogyny, and RapeBook - 1998
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.
Argues that there is a significant relationship among pornography, misogyny, and rape that is dangerous to women. The author substitutes descriptions of pornographic pictures for the actual pictures published in her previous book, Against Pornography . Topics include what is pornography, pornographic pictures as women hatred and as a cause of rape, and American public opinion. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.