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Re: Seeking Enlightenment
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0189  Monday, 31 January 2000.

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        Date:   Friday, 28 Jan 2000 09:04:11 -0800
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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Jan 2000 09:04:11 -0800
Subject: 11.0179 Re: Seeking Enlightenment
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0179 Re: Seeking Enlightenment

Larry Weiss writes:

> Have any members of the list who so glibly repeat this
> cant, perhaps because it seems politically correct to do, actually known
> a pornographer or an "adult model"?

Does this really matter?  Surely African-American actors who had racist
roles in early 20th-century American flicks would have felt empowered,
since they were getting paid and getting starring roles.  It doesn't
mean that they're not involved in their own exploitation, or at least in
the exploitation and humilitation of a group of which they were members.

I kind of wonder, more broadly, whether self-exploitation is better than
any other kind.  Is selling yourself into slavery better than being
sold?  Is it less a violation of rights?  Shouldn't self-respect follow
from respect for others?

Cheers,
Se

 

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