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Title Houston Breakthrough, November 1979
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Transcript WHAT'S OBSCENE? WHO GETS HURT? Is there a relationship between the depiction of women in pornography and violence against women? -by Nancy Lane Fleming- Opinions on pornography usually split down the middle, between those who cry moral outrage and those who yell censorship. Recently, however, a new opposition to pornography argues that pornography contributes to the rising incidence of sexual attacks on women and children. Prominent among these opinion-holders is Susan Brownmiller, author of Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, who contends that pornography is anti-woman propaganda which both suggests and encourages violence against women. Brownmiller's organization, Women Against Pornography, sponsored a march on Times Square in New York October 20 in which more that 5,000 people demonstrated against the pornography industry. Two studies support the view that there is a relationship between the depiction of women in pornography and violence against women. Laurel Holliday, author of The Violent Sex: Male Psychobiology and the Evolution of Consciousness (reviewed in Breakthrough, July/August 1979), describes one study in her book comparing the adrenal gland secretions in males and females watching a sexually arousing film. Although the secretions were similar during comedy and thriller films, males secreted significantly more of the aggression chemical during the sexually arousing film than the females, indicating a connection between sexual arousal and aggression in men. (The chemical, norepinephrine prepares the body to attack.) Edward Donnerstein, a University of Wisconsin psychologist conducted tests from which he, too, concluded that films depicting sexual violence stimulate male aggressive acts against women. In a paper entitled Pornography Commission Revisited, Donnerstein challenges the findings of the 1970 Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, and its conclusion that no connection exists between pornography and violence. Donnerstein takes issue with the often cited Commission report that pornography is a harmless outlet and calls on his colleagues "to begin a systematic examination into the role of the media and aggression against women." Breakthrough has asked a group of community leaders to share their views on pornography in order to give an indication of the state of thought on the subject in Houston and to provoke further discussion. Participants were asked two question: How do you define pornography? Do you think there is a connection between the depiction of women in pornography and violence against women? Here are their replies. - N.L.F. Nancy Lane Fleming produces the weekly Breakthrough program on KPFT-FM. HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEMBER 1979 NOVEMBER 1979 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH