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Sex, Sexuality, and Pornography

“A Certain Terror”: A White Male Perspective on Being an Ally · Merion West · September, 2021

Making sense of sex and gender: A review of Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism · Dissident Voice; Counterpunch · July, 2021

Why Porn? Why This Porn? Why So Little Concern? · MerionWest.com · June, 2021

The Dangers of White Male Supremacy · YES! Magazine · June, 2021

Tough Love for Mediocre White Guys: Getting White men to give up dominance is a challenge · YES! Magazine · May, 2021

Male violence makes single-sex shelters a necessity · Lewiston Sun Journal · May, 2021

Pornographic distortions: The struggle for intimacy in the 21st century · Feminist Current · March, 2021

Getting Radical: Feminism, Patriarchy, and the Sexual-Exploitation Industries · Dignity: A Journal of Sexual Exploitation and Violence · March, 2021

From Pornography to Agriculture: Challenging Hierarchy · MerionWest.com · January, 2021

Against Hierarchy · Voice Male magazine · October, 2020

What is really radical in sex/gender politics? · Culturico · July, 2020

‘Cancel culture’ cannot erase a strong argument · Feminist Current · July, 2020

Why Do Men Like Pornography? · Public Seminar · June, 2020

Review: ‘Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity’ · Feminist Current · February, 2020

Pornography undermines the #MeToo movement · Medium.com · December, 2019

Masculinity: Toxic, Healthy, or Human? · Good Men Project · December, 2019

Pornography normalizes rape: An interview with Robert Jensen (in Spanish and English) · daleunavuelta.org · October, 2019

Radical Feminism: A Gift to Men · Voice Male magazine · September, 2019

Clarifying terminology crucial in transgender debate · Texas Tribune · December, 2018

Compassion as cover: How transgender allies dodge debate · Feminist Current · November, 2018

Feminist Principles and Michael Kimmel · Counterpunch · August, 2018

What are the responsibilities of pro-feminist men in the Michael Kimmel case? · Feminist Current · August, 2018

Neither cis nor TERF · Feminist Current · May, 2018

The Art of Avoiding Definitions: A Review of ‘Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability’ · Feminist Current · April, 2018

Review of ‘Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation’ · Live Encounters · March, 2018

Masculinity: A Way Forward · Voice Male Magazine · February, 2018

Life without Limits: The Delusions of Technological Fundamentalism · Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Religion and Ethics · January, 2018

Radical feminism is the only solution to men’s ongoing ‘sexual misconduct’ · Feminist Current · December, 2017

Good guys and bad guys · Feminist Current · November, 2017

Critical questions need to be answered in transgender debate · San Antonio Express-News · August, 2017

Robert Jensen on Millennial men, climate change, and the increasing need for radical politics · Feminist Current · June, 2017

Can We Talk? How Dogma Degrades Democracy · Counterpunch · June, 2017

‘Real men’ talk: Interviews between Robert Jensen and Barry Doak · Nation of Change · May, 2017

‘It’s just porn’: Coming to terms with a sexually corrosive culture · Conatus News (UK) · February, 2017

“Sex work” or “prostitution”? Language choices reveal views on male dominance · Conatus News (UK) · February, 2017

Listening to golf banter taught us teenage caddies that it’s OK to objectify women · Dallas Morning News, January 27, 2017 · January, 2017

If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America · YES! Magazine · January, 2017

How feminists can challenge liberal bathroom politics · Dallas Morning News · December, 2016

Why ‘Professor Watchlist’ Gets My Teaching Values Completely Wrong · Truthdig · November, 2016

With Trump, a Renewed Call to Radical Feminist Men · YES! Magazine · November, 2016

Politics Aside, the RNC Was Onto Something When They Said Porn Is a Public Health Crisis · Verilymag.com · July, 2016

Is the Ideology of the Transgender Movement Open to Debate? · Voice Male Magazine · June, 2016

How porn makes inequality sexually arousing · Washington Post, In Theory · May, 2016

The Coddling of the Capitalist, White-Supremacist, Patriarchal American Mind · Crossing Genres/Medium.com · March, 2016

Pornographic Values: Hierarchy and Hubris · Sexualization, Media, & Society · January, 2016

Can Porn Be Good for Us? · The Economist · November, 2015

The transgender problem for diversity politics · Dallas Morning News · June, 2015

Rolling Stone and Rape Culture · teleSUR · April, 2015

‘Epic Fail’: Feminism and Ecological Crises · Resilience · March, 2015

Feminism Unheeded · Nation of Change · January, 2015

There are Limits: Ecological and Social Implications of Trans and Climate Change · Dissident Voice, September 12, 2014 · September, 2014

Some Basic Propositions about Sex, Gender, and Patriarchy · Dissident Voice · June, 2014

Rape, rape culture and the problem of patriarchy · Waging Nonviolence · April, 2014

Expanding The Dead-End Debate Over Abortion · Counter Currents · July, 2013

Rape is all too normal · Dallas Morning News · January, 2013

A Pornography Habit Destroys Relationships · New York Times Room for Debate · November, 2012

The Case for a Morality of Radical Caution · Common Dreams · May, 2012

The Jemima Code: Toni Tipton-Martin Explores the Politics of the Kitchen, Past and Present. · Texas Observer online · July, 2011

Should I do it?’ Women struggle with porn-driven sex · MS Magazine · July, 2011

Consciousness Rising, World Fading · Common Dreams. An edited version was posted as “Not a knight in shining armor,” on MS Magazine blog. · February, 2011

Pornography undermines our humanity: interview with True Feminism · True Feminism · August, 2010

Beyond Race, Gender, and Class: Reclaiming the Radical Roots of Social Justice Movements · Global Dialogue · August, 2010

Critiquing masculinity at the Corps · Counter Currents · June, 2010

Review of Pornland: How Pornography Has Hijacked Our Sexuality · Voice Male Magazine · June, 2010

Conflicting visions of romantic love · Philadelphia Inquirer · July, 2009

Feminism’s Challenge: Articulating Alternatives to Unsustainable Hierarchies · Common Dreams · March, 2009

The Cruel Boredom Of Pornography · Counter Currents; Last Exit Magazine · October, 2008

Still riding the Second Wave: Reflections on feminist struggles · ZNet · September, 2008

Universal Patterns within Cultural Diversity: Patriarchy Makes Men Crazy and Stupid · Monthly Review Zine · July, 2008

Masculine, Feminine or Human? · Counterpunch · June, 2008

The anti-feminist politics behind the pornography that ‘empowers’ women · ZNet · February, 2008

Does Porn Make the Man? · Alternet · November, 2007

The Quagmire of Masculinity · Counterpunch · October, 2007

Pornographic positions · Atlantic Free Press; site no longer available · October, 2007

ZNet book interview: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity · ZNet · September, 2007

Abusive images belittle women, men and sex · Irish Examiner · June, 2007

Men and pornography: Real men, real choices · Voice Male Magazine · March, 2007

A Call for an Open Discussion of Mass-Marketed Pornography · Alternet · February, 2007

Pornographic query: Is a DP inherently sexist?” · Dissident Voice · November, 2006

The high cost of manliness · Smirking Chimp · September, 2006

One nation, in the closet · CounterPunch · May, 2006

So, what do you give our society’s most influential pimp? · Houston Chronicle, April 9, 2006 · April, 2006

The pursuit of manliness harms men — and women as well · Philadelphia Inquirer · April, 2006

Noxxxious fumes: As porn turns more mainstream, the images it produces are more degrading · Hindustan Times; OpEd News · February, 2006

Pornography is a left issue · ZNet · December, 2005

This strong feminist voice was hardly a man-hater · Houston Chronicle · April, 2005

Just a prude? Feminism, pornography, and men’s responsibility · Politics and Culture · April, 2005

Just a john? Pornography and men’s choices · XY online · February, 2005

Homecoming: The Relevance of Radical Feminism for Gay Men · Journal of Homosexuality · September, 2004

Pornography and Sexual Violence · VAWnet · July, 2004

A cruel edge: The painful truth about today’s pornography — and what men can do about it · Sexual Assault Report; MS Magazine · January, 2004

Rape is “Normal” · Counterpunch · September, 2002

You are what you eat: The pervasive porn industry and what it says about you and your desires · Clamor Magazine · September, 2002

Blow bangs and cluster bombs: The cruelty of men and Americans · feminista · July, 2002

Resisting Masculinity: The Importance Of Feminism To Men · XY online; ZNet · February, 2002

Tired of hot sex? Some lessons from radical lesbian feminists on how to approach sexuality at a deeper leve · OutSmart Magazine · February, 2001

Clinton: a common male practice · Daily Texan · September, 1998

Signs of Struggle: Voices from the Anti-Pornography Movement · Jurist/Books-on-Law · July, 1998

Privilege, Power, and Politics in Research · International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education: A response to 'Crossing sexual orientations' · January, 1997

Patriarchal Sex · International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy · January, 1997

Advertising, Sexuality, and Sexism · SIECUS Report · June, 1996

Knowing Pornography · Violence Against Women · March, 1996

The Politics and Ethics of Lesbian and Gay ‘Wedding’ Announcements in Newspapers · Howard Journal of Communications · January, 1996

Men’s Lives and Feminist Theory · Race, Gender, & Class · December, 1995

Pornographic Lives · Violence Against Women · March, 1995

Pornography and Affirmative Conceptions of Freedom · Women & Politics · January, 1995

Pornographic Novels and the Ideology of Male Supremacy · Howard Journal of Communications · September, 1993

Sexy or Sexist? · Media Ethics · April, 1992

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