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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

. Using the designation “politically correct” ironically was part of the so-called sex wars in feminism: “Feminist discussions of sex work, s/m, and women-centered sexualities uncovered a rift between feminists who believed firmly that women could claim

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Ling Tang, Jun Zubillaga-Pow, Hans Rollmann, Amber Jamilla Musser, Shannon Scott, and Kristen Sollée

-sex feminists have suggested that such a view amounts to sexual puritanism and promotes censorship, and that consensual sexual expression in all forms should be a protected right. This schism within the feminist movement sparked by the “feminist sex wars

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Bonnie White

role of women in postwar industry, as well as fears about the decline of the traditional family. Under the heading, “Is There a Sex War?,” the Daily Mail printed numerous articles about the female surplus, with letters to the editors asking women to

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John Drakakis

integrity of everything that binds society together. The Prologue’s recourse to the proverbial ‘Now good or bad, ‘tis but the chance of war’ (i. 31) is initially re-articulated as a ‘sex war’ that is a perversion of the basic familial unit; indeed, it is the

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Minority Report

Perceptions and Realities of Black Men in Heterosexual Porn

Darryl L. Jones II

Desiree. ” In Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s , ed. Carolyn Bronstein and Whitney Strub , 83 – 103 . Amherst, MA : University of Massachusetts Press . National Urban League . 2017 . Protect Our Progress

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India Halstead

male fears about the sexually excessive or empowered female. 21 The idea that sex involves an inevitable struggle for power was already a contentious issue, and would come to be debated in the feminist “sex wars” of the late 1970s: for many radical