[photo by Arthur Cohen]
for the Old Mole Variety Hour October 5, 2015
When I was a child, the women's liberation movement was a vibrant and visible force, but by the late 1970s and early 1980s, the women's movement was fracturing and faltering. Just as I was starting to navigate for myself some of the currents of adult sexuality, some of the most prominent feminist activists were focused on the dangers of pornography. Not the church, not the state, not capitalism, but images of naked people having sex were somehow to blame for much of women's oppression.