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Challenging porn culture conference

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AlysWorld Fri 23-Sep-11 08:40:41

Found this conference on facebook and thought it looked very interesting:

"An international feminist activist conference, London, Saturday 3 December 2011

'Challenging Porn Culture' is an exciting one-day conference bringing together academics and activists from the US, Australia, Norway and the UK for a day of feminist analysis and strategising to combat the global pornography industry and the mainstreaming of pornography. Speakers include Prof Gail Dines from USA, Prof Jennifer Johnson, Dr Karen Boyle and Dr Julia Long. Activist groups contributing to panels include the London Feminist Network, OBJECT, Stop Porn Culture, the Women's Support Project and Ottar (Norway); many more will be participating.

There was a time when the sex industry couldn't do business without being picketed and critiqued; they think those times are gone. NOT ON OUR WATCH!

Join us and be part of this conference and part of the global feminist movement against the mainstreaming of porn and the sex industry. Take back our culture. "

I can only find it on facebook, so this is all I know, but you can find it there.

GothAnneGeddes Fri 23-Sep-11 12:10:09

This sounds very interesting. There needs to be more of this. There's a lot of guff about "Sex positive feminism" (as if being anti porn makes you anti sex!) and being pro porn which completely ignores what the sex industry is really like.

Beachcomber Fri 23-Sep-11 12:14:05

That sounds mega, if I were in the UK on that date I would probably go. I would love to hear Gail Dines speak.

I will go and like the FB page in order to support.

MrsClown Fri 23-Sep-11 12:36:38

I will hopefully be there. I am a member of OBJECT so hopefully I will hear more from them.

Thanks.

Has anyone heard about the motion the Lib Dems have at their conference to ban page 3.

Beachcomber Fri 23-Sep-11 12:40:48

MrsClown would you be good enough to do a thread on at and tell us all about it?

There is a thread that is sort of about the page 3 lib dem thing although it is more about a reaction to it than the proposal itself.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/1306060-WomenOn

weeonion Fri 07-Oct-11 21:39:42

Really looking forward to this conference. I may be speaking at it smile

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 07-Oct-11 21:53:26

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weeonion Fri 07-Oct-11 22:04:51

stewie - are you in scotland? There is a uk feminista regional organisers event in glasgow in November.

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 07-Oct-11 22:44:05

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solidgoldbrass Fri 07-Oct-11 22:50:56

If you go, have fun. Bag of Haribo for the first person to report back on how many right-wing anti-women speakers who just happen to hate porn you were horrified to spot on the podium.

weeonion Fri 07-Oct-11 22:56:13

SGB - i think the organisers are quite sussed. much as i love haribo i hope i wont get a bag. However - if you are offering them for the Pornified! conference which is organised by a different group and on the 2 days previous to challenging porn cultures, then i might well get them.

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 07-Oct-11 22:59:36

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weeonion Fri 07-Oct-11 23:03:22

stewie - not the best link provided here but it will be a hot n' heavy 2 days. Likely to be a fair amount of disagreement shouting down and based on previous seminars in the series, quite divided.

www.genderandeducation.com/conferences-and-events/past_events/pornified-complicating-debates-on-the-sexualisation-of-culture/

i have the full programme on work computer. PM me if you want to know more.

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