Australasian Journal of Philosophy 98 (4):703-717 (2020)

Eleonore Neufeld
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The objective of this paper is to show that pornography dehumanizes women through essentialization. First, I argue that certain acts of subject-essentialization are acts of subject-dehumanization. Second, I demonstrate, by reviewing evidence about the linguistic material that we find in and around pornography, that pornography systematically deploys content that essentializes women in the ways identified as problematic. It follows that pornography dehumanizes women.
Keywords dehumanization  essentialism  pornography  essentialist language
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DOI 10.1080/00048402.2019.1700291
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