Stereotypes in pornography and feminist alternatives

October 20th, 4 pm at Urania

An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin

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Pornography and the pornification of our everyday life both impact our sexuality and relation to gender. This fact has been analyzed by feminists since the 60s. Today, in times of the internet, this concept is still indisputable.
To what extent does the categorization of lust standardize sexuality and divide into deviant practices? How is it programmed into our bodies and desire both culturally and commercially? What alternatives can sex-positive feminist pornography provide?
What do autonomous sexual concepts of Asian people, lesbians, or disabled people look like? How does sexuality embody itself, without adjusting bodies and identities?
These questions are discussed by longstanding porn movie producers, activists and filmmakers together with sexologist Dr. Laura Méritt.

Discussants (in English with German translations):

  • Dr. Loree Erickson,Critical Disability Studies und Crip Activist (CA)
  • Wayne Yung, Filmemacher und Performer (D)
  • Nan Kinney, Produzentin Fatale Media (USA)
  • Moderation: Dr. Laura Méritt, communication scientist and sexologist, initiator of the PorYes-Award Berlin

More PorYes events:

Saturday, October 19st, 8pm: Award at Hebbel Theater
Saturday, October 20st, 11pm: PorYes party
Monday, October 21rd, 7pm: PornTalk, Humboldt University
Regular screenings for the public prize – PorYes Salon at sExclusivitäten