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Feminist Press Porn Anita Hill

New titles from The Feminist Press: The Feminist Porn Book and I Still Believe Anita Hill

The Bureau just received two new exciting books from The Feminist Press.

The Feminist Porn Book, edited by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu & Mireille Miller-Young

The Feminist Porn Book brings together for the first time writings by feminists in the adult industry and research by feminist porn scholars. This book investigates not only how feminists understand pornography, but also how feminists do porn—that is, direct, act in, produce, and consume one of the world’s most lucrative and growing industries. With original contributions by Susie Bright, Candida Royalle, Betty Dodson, Nina Hartley, Buck Angel, and more, The Feminist Porn Book updates the debates of the porn wars of the 1980s, which sharply divided the women’s movement, and identifies pornography as a form of expression and labor in which women and other minorities produce power and pleasure.

Related upcoming events in NYC:

March 2, 1pm
Join The Feminist Porn Book editor Tristan Taormino for a porn clips show and panel discussion at tenth annual Cinekink film festival at the Anthology Film Archives.

$15 for the The Feminist Porn + Panel, or $25 for the entire afternoon,

March 6, 7pm
Come to Bluestockings Bookstore for a book launch and reading with Tristan and friends.
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002
212.777.6028

I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power, edited by Amy Richards & Cynthia Greenberg

“In the fall of 1991, Anita Hill captured the country’s attention when she testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. We know what happened: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a life-long appointment to decide America’s judicial fate.

What is lesser known is how many women and men were inspired by Anita Hill’s bravery, how her testimony changed the feminist movement, and how she singlehandedly brought public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment. Twenty years later, this collection brings together three generations to witness, respond to, and analyze Hill’s impact, and to present insights in law, politics, and the confluence of race, class, and gender.”

Other great titles from The Feminist Press available at the Bureau:

Zipper Mouth, by Laurie Weeks

Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in Heels, by Justin Vivian Bond 

(The Bushwick Book Club will perform original songs inspired by Tango at the Bureau on Thursday, February 28. Click here for details.)

 

Spit and Passion, by Cristy C. Road

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