By Margot Mifflin
Updated April 07, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights

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DEFENDING PORNOGRAPHY: FREE SPEECH, SEX, AND THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS Nadine Strossen (Scribner, $22) Finally, a book that will quash the myth around which such feminism-bashers as Camille Paglia have built their careers: that sexophobia is the keystone of current feminist theory. In Defending Pornography, Strossen, who is the president of the ACLU, dismantles the arguments feminist authors Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin use to promote the censorship of pornography. She also shows how antiporn crusaders confuse sexual expression with sexism and, in doing so, align themselves with the fundamentalist right. Strossen reveals the hypocrisy of pornophobes who use their free-speech right to promote censorship. Antiporn feminists have been cruising for a forensic bruising since the early ’80s; Defending Pornography lands quite a blow. A

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