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Durham University

Durham Law School

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Publication details for Professor Clare McGlynn

Vera-Gray, F. & McGlynn, C. (2020). 'Regulating pornography: Developments in evidence, theory, and law'. In Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality, and Law. Ashford, C. & Maine, A. Edward Elgar. 471-483.

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This chapter examines whether recent developments in feminist and intersectional theory suggest new justifications for pornography regulation beyond obscenity We argue that such developments evidence the need for a deeper understanding of how mainstream online pornography situates and is situated by lived inequalities and the structures that maintain them. This shift in focus from a concern with obscenity and causal effects, to an interest in social inequalities and sexual scripts, can better inform a review of the legal frames and structures of pornography regulation in England and Wales.