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Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity
By Robert Jensen, Ph.D.
Note: parts of this review are graphic and may trigger PoSAs (Partners of Sex Addicts).
|Undoubtedly, Getting Offis the best single volume written about the entire topic of pornography. Porn is rightly portrayed as an extension and tool of the prevailing patriarchy; its hidden purpose, its use; its vile creation and its effects upon the porn user and those around him. Jensen pulls no punches in telling the whole story of the porn industry and its marketing aims.|
|Note:||This reviewer makes a Jungian delineation between male and masculine and between female and feminine. Each gender has both feminine and masculine aspects regardless of the apparent gender. Female is not always feminine (to wit: Margaret Thatcher) and male is not always masculine. Some of the most egregious patriarchs come housed in female bodies.|
|Nonetheless, we live in a patriarchy and women suffer directly and in distinct ways. Men suffer as well, but the damage is more subtle and not the point of this review.|
So Why Would a PoSA Read Yet Another Book on Pornography?