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Dr. Robert Jensen to Speak on Pornography,
Sex, Intimacy and Communication

RELEASED: March 6, 2008

Dr. Robert Jensen
Dr. Robert Jensen

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Robert Jensen will present "The Paradox of Pornography: Sex, Intimacy & Communication" at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Davies Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The event will include a lecture, question-and-answer session and book signing.

Jensen, an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, will examine the contemporary mass-marketed pornography industry, and look at the misogyny and racism in the material. Additionally, he will discuss the connection between men's use of pornography and sexual violence, as well as the effects of such materials on intimate relationships.

In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the feminist critique of sexuality and men's violence. In more recent work, he has addressed questions of race through a critique of white privilege and institutionalized racism.

In addition to teaching and research, Jensen writes for mainstream and alternative media. His opinion and analytic pieces on such subjects as foreign policy, politics and race have appeared in papers around the country. He has written four books, including the 2007 release "Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity." Jensen has also co-authored a book and co-edited another.

The presentation is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Equity Center and the English department. It is free and open to the public.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Cooper-Murphy at wage@uwec.edu or 715-836-2693.

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