By Shannon Bell,Brenda Cossman,Lise Gotell,Becki, L. Ross

ISBN-10: 0802006876

ISBN-13: 9780802006875

ISBN-10: 1487516630

ISBN-13: 9781487516635

Bad Attitude(s) on Trial is a serious research of pornography within the context of latest Canada. The inspiration that pornography either displays sexual domination and 'victimizes' girls has lately discovered expression in legislations within the landmark Canadian superb court docket choice of R. v. Butler (1992). Many feminists embody this new legislations as innovative, yet within the post-Butler years, immediately, mainstream pornography continues to be flourishing, whereas sexual representations that problem traditional notions of sexuality, corresponding to these centering on homosexual and lesbian intercourse and s/m intercourse, are the point of interest of censorship. it's the censorship of sexual others that the authors critique from a felony, cultural, homosexual, and philosophical standpoint.

Lise Gotell examines the intervention of the Women's criminal schooling and motion Fund (LEAF) within the Butler selection and offers an summary of socio-legal debates on pornography and censorship. Brenda Cossman examines the Butler determination itself and demanding situations the dominant studying of this situation as a feminist victory. Becki Ross seriously examines the professional testimony she brought in safeguard of undesirable angle, an American lesbian intercourse journal seized via police from joyful Day bookstall in Toronto in 1992. She info the problems she encountered in explicating and contextualizing the specificities, nuances, and complexities of lesbian s/m fable in a courtroom of legislation. within the ultimate bankruptcy, Shannon Bell advances a belief of pornography that isn't distinguishable from philosophy, utilizing philosophy to make pornography.

Bad Attitude(s) on Trial presents a brand new debate on pornography and feminism. it is going to be of specific curiosity to scholars of either women's, and homosexual and lesbian concerns, yet can also be proper for students of legislation, political technological know-how, and philosophy, in addition to for somebody attracted to a special, provocative view of the Butler decision.

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