censorship cont....

Max Bliven Max_Bliven at cocc.edu
Thu Dec 17 18:05:54 EST 1998

KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu,Internet writes:
>I am not sure what is meant by "sexual expression" to begin with, that
>is, whether this refers to the way in which individuals express
>themselves as sexual beings with desires and wants, or whether it refers
>to the way in which images which aim at sexually arousing spectators are
>placed in visual media (or sounds, etc.). Maybe the original poster
>could provide some clarification on this? 
What I meant was that despite the rampant display and easy access of
pornography to the general populace, the general populace does not seem
as overty obsessed with sex as americans are (on a surface level
anyhow...thus my statement on repression).

>Also, it seems (at least) useful to draw a distinction between the
>social segregation of the sexes on the one hand and such "sexual
>expression" on the part of different individuals or social groups on the
>other, however the latter might be understood. Surely, these two things
>are not the same, nor (as I would believe) is a comparably strong sense
>of gender-segregation necessarily related to the type of pornography, or
>reception of pornography, that takes place in society. 
I agree (obviously) that sexual expression and sexual segragation are
different things, but they are as related (or not related I suppose) as
a society and the people who make up that society. That' all I can
really say. I mean, how well do Japanese films reflect Japanese society?
M at X

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