I am writing a paper in which I compare the 80s debate between the sex-positive and the MacDworkinite view on porn with the current debate on sexual image culture. I have to find out which positions there are taken in the current debate.
One position is of course Ariel Levy's, who says that raunch culture is not liberating for women because it is just conformism to the old stereotypes. She says that raunch culture still treats women merely as body objects and that it does not give them room to explore their subjective sexual feelings.
I am now looking for some article or paper which attacks her view. I was thinking of CAKE (http://www2.cakenyc.com/), but I really need a more academic answer on Levy. I guess such an article would explore the agency of women who take part in raunch culture or something like that.
Has anyone ideas? Thank you on forehand!
(X-posted in feminist thought and womens_studies)