Mainstream Pornography and “Women”: Questioning Sexual Agency

  title={Mainstream Pornography and “Women”: Questioning Sexual Agency},
  author={Marilyn Corsianos},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  pages={863 - 885}
The purpose of this paper is to engage in a critical analysis of the possibilities for sexual agency for North American “women” given the current patriarchal and heterosexist social landscape that is inundated with mainstream pornographic material and where very specific socially constructed female sexual performances are promoted. This paper evaluates the benefits of an experiential essentialist theoretical paradigm in exploring the possibilities for agency for “women” in their sexual lives… 
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