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The modifier explicit excludes such gray areas as women's romance novels. The modifier artistic distinguishes pornography from psychological analyses of sex, such as those found in Freudian textbooks. The term depiction includes a wide range of expression, including paintings, literature, and videos. Thus, the genus of my definition of pornography is "the explicit artistic depiction. " This means that pornography is the genre of art or literature that focuses on the sexual nature of human beings.
LUCIFER: To-day's mail brought me a letter from a dear lady friend, from which I quote and query: "About a year ago F--- gave birth to a babe, and was severely torn by the use of instruments in incompetent hands. She has gone through three operations and all failed. I 44 brought her home and had Drs. ---and---operate on her, and she was getting along nicely until last night, when her husband came down, forced himself into her bed and the stitches were torn from her healing flesh, leaving her in a worse condition than ever.
George Bernard Shaw Sexually correct history considers the graphic depiction of sex to be the traditional and immutable enemy of women's freedom. Exactly the opposite is true. Historically, feminism and pornography have been fellow travelers on the rocky road of unorthodoxy. This partnership was natural, perhaps inevitable. After all, both feminism and pornography flout the conventional notion that sex is necessarily connected to marriage or procreation. Both view women as sexual beings who should pursue their sexuality for pleasure and self-fulfillment.