I'm shannon, I'm 20, I live in newcastle australia and study social science with a major in gender studies. I mostly post political stuff, some fashion stuff, some art stuff, a lot of unnecessary bullet point lists and recounts of the behaviour that I regrettably subject others to when I've been drinking. try not to fall in love with me.
trigger warning for discussion of rape culture, sexual violence, racism, cissexism, heterosexism, etc.
"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