Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography

Maree Crabbe and David Corlette have produced a film investigating and problematising the role mainstream commercial pornography is playing as a sex education resource for young Australians.

Their argument resonates with some of the bigger questions we’ve been asking: what is problematic about the mundane presentations of gender we see in popular media – pornography, but also music videos, on twitter and embedded in advertising.

This is how Maree frames it up:

‘The two key underlying determinants for gender-based violence have been shown to be gender stereotypes and unequal gender ¬†relations.”Porn not only routinely portrays gender stereotypes and unequal gender relations, it says that they’re sexy,” Crabbe says.’

Definitely worth a read!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/love-sex/8974240/Rough-porn-has-become-teen-sex-educator

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