By some estimates, it grosses more revenue per year than the entire "legitimate" film and entertainment industry. Most large hotel chains offer pay-for-view adult movies, many video stores have adult movie rental sections, and Internet porn sites have proliferated by the thousands. With porn so ubiquitous in mainstream American culture, why is it that when "respectable" people talk about this phenomenon, they act puzzled, as if they cannot imagine who would watch such worthless and meaningless smut? In this collection of path-breaking essays, thirteen respected scholars bring critical insights to the reality of porn and what it can tell us about ourselves sexually, culturally, and economically.
Why Asians Hold Up the Peace Sign When Taking Photos
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How many Asians do you see in American media? On TV, magazines, and newspapers, images of asian people are rare unless they are advertising cell phones or other electronics. For that reason, Asians have figured out how to be noticed: Do it themselves.
Growing up in Vancouver, WA a predominantly white area , I remember feeling a discomfort toward my features. This adjective was supposedly meant as a compliment, but the meaning of that word is "introduced from another country, not native to the place where found. We are not anchored in the same way, making it easy for us to lose our identities or feel lost trying to navigate the intersection between our cultures. This photo project has been on my mind since coming to Los Angeles because I finally lived in a place where there were people who looked like me.