I'm shannon, I'm 21 and I live in newcastle, australia. this blog is a muddled amalgamation of my interests in feminist politics, fashion, art and poetry. I'm really interested in drinking irresponsibly, prioritising online purchases before my food for the week and dramatizing how woeful I feel at any given moment. try not to fall in love with me
as a general trigger warning, this blog contains text and sometimes images about sexism, racism, heterosexism and cissexism.
"The refusal, especially among liberals, to believe that pornography has any real relationship to sexual violence is astonishing. Liberals have always believed in the value and importance of education. But when it comes to pornography, we are asked to believe that nothing pornographic, whether written or visual, has an educative effect on anyone. A recognition that pornography must teach something does not imply any inevitable conclusion: it does not per se countenance censorship. It does, however, demand that we pay some attention to the quality of life, to the content of pornography. And it especially demands that when sexual violence against women is epidemic, serious questions be asked about the function and value of material that advocates such violence and makes it synonymous with pleasure."
"Pornography’s Part in Sexual Violence" in The New Terrorism - Andrea Dworkin, 1981