To Yoshie, and anyone interested

W. Kiernan WKiernan at
Tue Feb 23 15:09:23 PST 1999

Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:
> Childhood & adolescence have not been identical, but in a recent
> obsession with 'child pornography,' it seems that the distinction has
> been elided for the benefit of the Right and anti-porn feminists. That
> said, in terms of cultural production (both in animated cartoon sadist
> fantasies [of the kind that Doug says fascinates Annalee Newitz] and
> works of artists like Sally Mann), the tendency seems to me to
> diminish the distinction.

I can understand what you're saying about that pervo manga crap, but Sally Mann? How does Sally Mann's stuff "diminish the distinction" between childhood and adolescence? Quite the opposite, I'd think. I don't get this at all.

er, duh, WDK - WKiernan at

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