Getting Off



Getting Off In Our Culture, Porn Makes The Man So Argues Robert Jensen In Getting Off Pornography And The End Of Masculinity Jensen S Treatise Begins With A Simple Demand Be A Man It Ends With A Defiant Response I Chose To Struggle To Be A Human Being The Journey From Masculinity To Humanity Is Found In The Candid And Intelligent Exploration Of Porn S Devastating Role In Defining Masculinity Getting Off Seamlessly Blends Personal Anecdotes From Jensen S Years As A Feminist Anti Pornography Activist With Scholarly Research In His Trademark Conversational Style, He Shows How Mainstream Pornography Reinforces Social Definitions Of Manhood And Influences Men S Attitudes About Women And How To Treat Them.Pornography Is A Thriving Multi Billion Dollar Industry It Drives The Direction Of Emerging Media Technology Pornography Also Makes For Complicated Politics These Days, Anti Porn Arguments Are Assumed To Be Anti Sex And Thus A Critical Debate Is Silenced This Book Breaks That Silence Alarming And Thought Provoking, Getting Off Asks Tough, But Crucial, Questions About Pornography, Sex, Manhood, And The Way Toward Genuine Social Justice.Robert Jensen Is An Associate Professor In The School Of Journalism At The University Of Texas At Austin He Is The Author Of The Heart Of Whiteness Confronting Race, Racism And White Privilege And Citizens Of The Empire The Struggle To Claim Our Humanity.

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  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • Getting Off
  • Robert Jensen
  • English
  • 14 May 2018
  • 089608776X

10 thoughts on “Getting Off

  1. Heron says:

    This book destroyed me Jensen does say that these ideas will hurt women namely that mainstream heterosexual pornography facilitates American rape culture and misogyny I cried the first night I began reading But I kept reading because, as a radical feminist, I want to know I want to know the arguments against porn, something which as a liberal I have often felt obligated to defend NoMainstream heterosexual pornography is a visual, pervasive symbol of the patriarchal cancer that eat This book destroyed me Jensen does say that these ideas will hurt women namely that mainstream heterosexual pornography facilitates American rape culture and misogyny I cried the first night I began reading But I kept reading...

  2. Martha says:

    Excellent Thoughtful, provocative, sensitive The only other male I ve known who writes and speaks out on this issue with such thoroughness and sensitivity is John Stoltenberg I find so few men who take on pornography, not to mention the whole idea of the need for an end to masculinity, in favor of humanity that it moves me to hear a man delving into this It is encouraging Robert Jensen also takes on the racism involved in pornography.Jensen did a study of the type of pornography that Excellent Thoughtful, provocative, sensitive The only other male I ve known who writes and speaks out on this issue with such thoroughness and sensitivity is John Stoltenberg I find so few men who take on pornography, not to mention...

  3. Jennie says:

    This book deeply disturbed me In fact, it upset me so much I had to stop reading it and made my partner get rid of it Because as much as I was horrified by it, I couldn t put it down Ultimately, however, I didn t finish it I couldn t It was wrecking my ability to look at or talk to my man That being said, Jensen brought out a lot of things that I keep in a small closet in my brain The things that I don t want to take out and look at Jensen s analysis of porn is that it is violently anti This book deeply disturbed me In fact, it upset me so much I had to stop reading it and made my partner get rid of it Because as much as I was horrified by it, I couldn t put it down Ultimately, however, I didn t finish it I couldn t It was wrecking my ability to look at or talk to my man That being said, Jensen brought out a lot of things that I keep in a small closet in my brain The things that I don t want to take out and look at Jensen s analysis of porn is that it is violently anti woman and that it is getting worse And I don t mean that its anti woman in the sense that women don t like porn or that its made and marketed for men Its anti woman in the sense that the messages it conveys about women are violent and horrible Jensen spends a lot of time breaking down differnt porn scenes The things that he points out are the details Like to woman wh...

  4. Rachele says:

    This book was at times deeply, deeply disturbing to me parts of it were so sick I could barely get through it but also oddly funny sometimes and certainly very interesting overall I would recommend it only to people who are prepared to think very hard about feminism and gender equality you can t just skim it and go back to your happy flirting with drunk strangers at the bar life Jensen s thesis is essentially that the ...

  5. Brad keil says:

    If you like porn, read this and see why it is that you shouldn t

  6. Jasmine says:

    I really, really want to give this book a second star but there is no justification The author says that men in the feminist movement by the way you only have to call yourself a feminist once I got it the first time, I don t need to be reminded three times a page how you are with the ladies, and the multiple reminders that you are bi, while interesting are not terribly relevant to the content try to be white knights and shouldn t You know what is highly victimizing to women never mentioning I really, really want to give this book a second star but there is no justification The author says that men in the feminist movement by the way you only have to call yourself a feminist once I got it the first time, I don t need to be reminded three times a page how you are with the ladies, and the multiple reminders that you are bi, while interesting are not terribly relevant to the content try to be white knights and shouldn t You know what is highly victimizing to women never mentioning the fact that men are harmed as much by the types of pornography that he is against as women these are fairly specific types I also find it difficult to connect with the fact that he is talking about the majority of the porn industry, yet I have never heard of a porn remotely similar to any of those he is critiquing I mean except the ones mike use to do...

  7. Rebekka Steg says:

    I ve read Getting Off Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen over the past couple of weeks The book isn t long just under 200 pages , but it isn t easy reading and I couldn t really stomach readingthan 15 25 pages at a time Trigger Warning This post will discuss issues of pornography and violence, questions that are important, but might be difficult to handle.From the back cover Pornography is a big business, a multi billion dollar industry It also makes for complic I ve read Getting Off Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen over the past couple of weeks The book isn t long just under 200 pages , but it isn t easy reading and I couldn t really stomach readingthan 15 25 pages at a time Trigger Warning This post will discuss issues of pornography and violence, questions that are important, but might be difficult to handle.From the back cover Pornography is a big business, a multi billion dollar industry It also makes for complic...

  8. Cole J. Banning says:

    Jensen has written a wonderful 1970 s style second wave feminist tractin 2007 One might think some type of grappling with third wave feminism and I have to add my standard disclaimer whenever I use the wave metaphor that feminist theorizing and activism is a constant process that can t really be cut up into discreet waves as if nothing happened in between them might be called for Indeed, the back of the book even manages to promise something of the sort and the same text appears on t Jensen has written a wonderful 1970 s style second wave feminist tractin 2007 One might think some type of grappling with third wave feminism and I have to add my standard disclaimer whenever I use the wave metaphor that feminist theorizing and activism is a constant process that can t really be cut up into discreet waves as i...

  9. Angela says:

    I found Getting Off profoundly unconvincing I went into this book with an open mind, but the author makes his argument with huge logical leaps, a lot of gender stereotypes , and a general lack of information He totally ignores gay pornography, which I think would provide some interesting insights with its own treatment of masculinity and femininity I still have high hopes for an interesting book club discussion out of it, but Jensen didn t make the case to me.I also found Jensen s work, I found Getting Off profoundly unconvincing I went into this book with an...

  10. Bart says:

    Robert Jensen recycles arguments from anti porn feminists against mainstream heterosexual porn with a few twists Jensen argues for male self censorship of porn rather than making it illegal He also argues that deconstructing and ridding culture of masculinity will help in this process while taking in account the reality of masculinity Getting Off was refreshing in that Jensen admits to uses of male privilige and challenges male feminists who decry other males for using mal...

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