October 21-23: Anti-Pornography Conference at University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire Womyn’s Club is organizing an anti-pornography conference this October. The conference will take place in Durham, NH and is free to all. See this website for more details.

We have asked ourselves: what does an effective community response to sexual violence look like?

When a community decides to come together to meet in the middle for an open dialogue, answers will begin to present themselves and problems will begin to be solved. This is why members of the Womyn’s Club are working tirelessly with Women’s Studies to ignite a positive, campus-wide conversation about the widespread prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses and in college culture.

The UNH Womyn’s Club is planning a feminist movement-building month for October of 2010.

We invite all community members to participate in the conference as well as other events, which will be free. The month’s events will be rooted in defining and stopping all forms of sexual violence. It is time for to create a forum that will provide UNH students, staff and faculty the opportunity to build a foundation of awareness and activism focused on ending sexual violence in a White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy.

Along with the conference, throughout the month of October, there will be films, demonstrations, protests, Womyn’s Club meetings and gatherings for community building, networking and support. As well as various workshops, art projects with recycled/destroyed porn, seminars, movement building groups, and healing circles, all centered around spreading awareness and moving forward, as a community that doesn’t not accept violence.

Finalized speakers thus far:

  • Bob Jensen, is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men’s violence, and he also has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism.
  • Lierre Keith, lives in California where she writes books, grows her own food, and dreams of revolution. She is also heavily involved with the Stop Porn Culture organization co-founded by Gail Dines.
  • Gail Dines, is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston (www.gaildines.com).

See also:

Stop Porn Culture!

Website of Lierre Keith

CNN Interviews Gail Dines: “Has porn hijacked sexuality?”  (7/28/10)

Dr. Gail Dines: “Pornography Debases Men, Women & Culture” – Video (6/25/10)

Gail Dines Presents: Pornography and Pop Culture (explicit)

Robert Jensen: Liberate Sex from Porn (explicit language)
The minute one begins to make such a critique, one can expect this response: Feminists who critique pornography are really just prudes at heart. Pornography’s opponents, we are told, are afraid of sex.

In one sense, that’s true. I am afraid of sex, of a certain kind. I’m afraid of much of the sex commonly presented in contemporary mass-marketed pornography. I am afraid of sex that is structured on a dynamic of domination and subordination. I am afraid of the sex in pornography that has become so routinely harsh that men typically cannot see the brutality of it thorough their erections and orgasms…

Hugo Schwyzer Reviews “Getting Off” by Robert Jensen

AlterNet Reviews Robert Jensen’s Pornography and the End of Masculinity

What Porn Is: Selections from Mainstream Porn (explicit language)

Robert Jensen: When Examining Complex Social Phenomena, Scientific Method Has Limits; Listen to the Stories of the Victims (explicit language)

Pictures from The Clothesline Project at Smith College (11/8/09)

Childhood Spanking Linked to Coerced Sex and Risky Sex in Adulthood; Amazing.net Milks Pain for Profit (explicit)
Pain 25
Remember when your daddy would come home from work and beat the living shit out of you? Remember how your
flesh bruised and bled at the end of his belt? Some days you thought your worthless life was over. My how you
begged and cried. Good times. Damn good times. Well now you can relive those special moments. Take Pain #25
home today!

Herbert, Brooks and Osayande on Misogyny, Money and Power; Amazing.net’s War on Women and Blacks (explicit)
Extreme Audition #6
What happens when you have a tiny little blonde walk into your studio? Well a lot of fun for Michael Kahn. This pretty little thing was in tears by the end of this video. She had no tolerance for pain and so it was great fun to beat her little ass.

Pain #26
Can you maintain ninety minutes of masochistic mayhem?! Watch today’s most worthless degenerates line up for abuse and debasement. On the street. In private. Female pigs have been stripped of all dignity. Listen to their wretched screams. Watch their distorted pained faces. Then jerk off to the brutal inhumanity of it all!

Now on Sale at Amazing.net: The Swirlies (explicit)

Now Showing at Amazing.net: The War on Relationships (explicit)
Pain In The Ass
The bitch has been naggin at you all fuckin day. Take out the garnage. Do the dirty fuckin dishes. Dont drink so much beer. Blah Blah Blah. Theres only so much a man can fuckin take so when its bed time make it your turn to be the major pain in her ass…

Now Showing at Amazing.net: The War on Privacy and Consent (explicit)
Blame It On Daddy
Look what daddy made them do. These chicks are fucked up and they just can’t get enough. Adopt these sluts today make them call you daddy and see what they won’t do!

Testimony in Massachusetts: Porn Confuses Young Men about How to Behave

Porn Use Correlates with Infidelity, Prostitution, Aggression, Rape-Supportive Beliefs

Influence of Porn on Sex Practices: Dispatches from the Field (explicit language)

Testimony in Minneapolis: Role of Porn in Child Sexual Abuse; Pornographers Perpetuate, Profit from Dysfunction
Whether or not pornography is causative of real abuse practices, it is fully and profoundly supportive of them… Pornography “de-sensitizes” men to the real and gross violation of a human being involved…

What is key to the issue is that permission, societal permission, is at the core of real paternal child molestation; and at the core of most marital and stranger rape.