|it's totally normal to not update for two years and then have your first post be about dworkin
||[Sep. 22nd, 2009|11:15 am]
So in con law II this morning we were discussing obscenity laws, and moved on to feminist anti-pornography laws inspired by the works of Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon. I kept waiting for the discussion to devolve into "dworkin's fucking insane," which is what I'm used to, and it didn't! We just soberly assessed the anti-violence and anti-degradation rationale behind the Dworkin-MacKinnon laws, compared it to the anti-violence rationale used to justify the Miller test for obscenity, and questioned why there was a difference in doctrine.|
Sometimes my colleagues aren't raging, terrible sexists, like they were when we discussed rape in criminal law! Yay!
Seriously, the day we talked about rape in crim law, I hated my classmates so much for their victim-blaming shit. It was nice that nobody beat up on strawman-dworkin today.