Friday, January 13, 2006

Selected Quotes: erotica and pornography

"It's red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as I've finished this, I shall recommend they ban it."-Tony Hancock

"Erotica is pornography I am willing to publicly admit I like." -Spider Robinson

"Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. Pornography is a satire on human pretensions."-Angela Carter

"People who watch hard-core sex films may be wasting their lives, damaging their morals, or ruining their personal relationships. They are not doing any harm to innocent people, which is more than can be said for the government's crusaders against pornography."-Stephen Chapman

"Historically, radical feminism portrayed pornography as exploitative. Now we're saying it can be beautiful."-Laura Thomas

"There's only one good test of pornography. Get twelve normal men to read the book, and then ask them, 'Did you get an erection?' If the answer is 'Yes' from a majority of the twelve, then the book is pornographic."-W. H. Auden

"Sexism, not sex, degrades women. And the answer to bad pornography is good pornography, not no pornography."-Abby Ehmann


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