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Susie Bright Celebrates Women's Sexuality

Contrary to many other feminist activists, Bright believes that the anti-pornography movement discourages women from exploring their sexuality and developing what she calls an "erotic literacy." She edits the S&M-themed magazine On Our Backs, which revels in fantasies that are at once controlled and dangerous.


Other segments from the episode on May 16, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 16, 1989: Interview with Jessica Mitford; Commentary on the song "Body and Soul"; Interview with Susie Bright; Commentary on San Francisco.


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