BUSPH Professors Hold Forum to Explore Pornography as Potential Public Health Issue
In her 1993 book "Only Words," feminist scholar Catharine MacKinnon wrote that "the law of equality and the law of freedom of speech are on a collision course in this country."
This semester, students at the BU School of Public Health are examining that collision through an unusual lens--not through the study of law or human rights, but through a lesson in hard-core pornography.
BUSPH students at screening of 'The Price of Pleasure'Four professors at BUSPH have introduced pornography into the curriculum, in hopes of stirring debate around issues of public health. Does pornography shape the way adolescents think about their sexuality? Does it fuel sexual violence? Does it intentionally degrade women?