Porn as a Pathway to Empowerment? A Response to Peterson’s Commentary

Porn as a Pathway to Empowerment? A Response to Peterson’s Commentary In my article on the idealization of female adolescent sexuality, I raised questions for feminist theorists and researchers about our theorizing about “desire”, “pleasure”, and “subjectivity”. Zoe Peterson’s commentary on this article responds to one of 5 critical points I make, that the description of the ideal sexual adolescent who feels pleasure, desire, and subjectivity may be ironically similar to the commodified, sexualized, marketed teen girl. Here I correct some misrepresentations of my point of view in Peterson’s commentary and reply to first her warning that to interpret girls differently than they interpret themselves is akin to dismissing their voices and second to her idea that a porn-influenced expression of sexuality can be seen as a step in the direction of sexual empowerment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Porn as a Pathway to Empowerment? A Response to Peterson’s Commentary

Sex Roles , Volume 62 (6) – Mar 10, 2010

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-010-9756-8
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