Fonds AR197 - Women Against Pornography, Victoria Branch fonds

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Women Against Pornography, Victoria Branch fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR197

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  • 1982-1985 (Creation)
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    Women Against Pornography, Victoria Branch

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39 cm of textual records

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Women Against Pornography (Victoria) was a feminist collective that was active in the late 1970s and 1980s. The group believed that pornography was anti-woman hate literature that promoted female submission and degradation through the glorification of male dominance. The group worked to defend the rights and dignity of all women by exposing the myths surrounding pornography and prostitution. The collective was opposed to depictions of sexual acts promoting male dominance and sexual aggression, not depictions of explicit sex that celebrated human sexuality. It worked toward the elimination of pornography through education, public awareness, and grassroots activism.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, "Bad Trick Sheet" newsletters, reports, clippings, petitions, questionnaires, a "Women as Animals" file depicting women in advertising, and a script for a slide show entitled, "Erotica: A Feminist Exploration." Files arranged in alphabetical order by title.

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1997-100

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women-against-pornography-fonds

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2013-02-05

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  • English

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