The Uncommon Man

February 15, 2006

What Does It Mean To Be A Sex Positive Feminist

In the world of Feminism, the issue of pornography often gets broken down into two simplistic camps: anti-porn feminists and sex-positive feminists. As usual, when breaking down something as complicated as pornography and feminism into two extreme philosophies, you miss most people's true opinions. Andrea at Official Shrub, does a fine job of describing her own perspective on being sex-positive and, thus, helps to illuminate the diversity of opinions on this topic.

via Official Shrub - Sex Positive Does Not Mean Misogyny-Friendly

Posted by Russell at February 15, 2006 12:28 PM


So how does a feminist reconcile the apparent tension between sex-positive erotica and signing the no-porn pledge? Does the anti-porn pledge exclude the enjoyment of sex+ erotica?

Posted by: Scott at February 16, 2006 11:44 AM

This is a good question. I guess the answer is an individual one. After checking out the anti-porn website, I saw no reference to erotica. I am assuming they aren't saying you shouldn't enjoy sex. I think they would want you to define for yourself the difference between erotica and porn.

Posted by: Russell at February 16, 2006 07:38 PM

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