WINGS-ku:WINGS #33-17 Porn as Hate Speech 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
WINGS-ku  WINGS #33-17 Porn as Hate Speech  A civil courts approach 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service  Weekly Program  No excerpting/modifying without permission. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
In a 1993 address to a law conference, attorney Catharine Mackinnon stated that aggressive and violent porn harm not only the subjects abused to make it but also porn consumers, who experience "primitive conditioning" and "unconscious mental intrusion and physical manipulation" to objectify women and sex. A model ordinance she co-wrote would have allowed porn victims to sue for damages, but it was struck down by a US federal court. In Canada, however, the Supreme Court found in 1992 that materials that degrade women were similar to hate speech.  Catharine Mackinnon is a Yale Law PhD and the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. In 2017, she released a new book, titled The Butterfly Effect. 
Notes: Credits:
WARNING for some locales: As this program does discuss violent pornography, some specifics are mentioned; however, the context is not salacious.
Age of tape slightly affects sound quality. 
Audio recorded by Lee Ann Lodder in Chicago; production and narration by Lorraine Crouch; series producer, Frieda Werden. 
Politics and Activism | Society and Culture | Governance / Law | Human Rights | Courts | Civil Liberties | Feminism | Free Speech | Torture | Sexuality / Romance  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Chicago; Austin, Texas; Denman Island BC Canada  12-03-2017  English 
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wingsku3317PornAsHate  192Kbps mp3 (39.6MB) Mono 


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