Bad Girls is a bold, provocative, no holds barred examination of the place of censorship, pornography and the media, from one of Australia's rising stars.
Australian writer Catharine Lumby gives us a controversial and exciting take on the new generation of feminists and these younger women's attitudes to the debates surrounding pornography, censorship and the media, arguing that the complaints of sexism levelled at the media by older feminists are simplistic and out of date.
Far from hindering women, she contends, the mass media has played a significant role in women's emancipation. Feminist censorship is puritanical and outmoded, not recognising the ease with which today's young women engage with the media - or indeed the aplomb with which these women practise feminism and manage their sexuality.
An exciting new voice in an area ripe for debate.
Catharine Lumby has worked at the Sydney Morning Herald, as an adviser to the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commissioner, and as a lecturer in mass communications at Macquarie University. In 1994 she was awarded a Harkness Fellowship and moved to New York to take up residence for 18 months as a visiting scholar at New York University. Catharine now teaches mass communications at Macquarie University and is completing her PhD dissertation on tabloid television.
Table Of Contents:
1 Beyond the real woman
2 Feminists, censors and Australian sensibilities
3 Mindless violence, loveless sex and family values
4 Consuming artifice
5 Why feminists need porn
6 The news without underpants
7 New media, old fears
8 Feminist politics in the media future
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