link: The Most Disturbing Argument In The Attempt To Ban ‘The Bluest Eye’ From Alabama High Schools | ThinkProgress

… suggesting that scenes of rape are pornography erases the distinction between sexual assault and consensual sex in a way that’s all too common in our larger culture. And it plays into the idea that depiction of a bad act is always an endorsement of it, a belief that tends to circumscribe what’s possible and effective in art in a way that’s truly unfortunate. Taken together, these approaches make for ugly, but effective way, to suggest that a work of art that’s forcing a confrontation with the reality of rape is actually meant to titillate.

http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2013/08/30/2557951/bluest-eye-alabama/

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