DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Pornography and the Abuse of Women

The Battered Women’s Justice Project is hosting a webinar on February 11th, Pornography and the Abuse of Women. The session will be held from 1-2:30pm CT. One of the featured speakers is Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, who has also done some interesting work on intimate partner violence in rural communities (here and here). Good topic, rarely taught in medical circles, so I’m looking forward to it.

From the announcement:

The faculty will discuss research on the significant contribution of pornography and “porn culture” to violence against women. They will examine the impact of the pornography industry on the sexual exploitation/coercion and economic oppression of women.  Faculty will describe challenges to the porn industry and the culture of distain and subordination of women that it promotes. Organizing initiatives to curtail the pervasive degradation of women through pornography in the media/internet and pop culture will be discussed.