Radical feminist Robert Jensen frames his "critique [of] men’s sexual exploitation of women in pornography" with "arguments rooted in a larger radical feminist critique of a patriarchal system that routinely socializes men to pursue dominance and conquest through aggression and violence" — Pornography and the Military. I'm not sure how well his "feminist case against pornography" with its "analysis of masculinity and violence" went over well with the marines he was speaking to at the "Heroes and Healthy Families" conference.
Catholic psychotherapist Peter Kleponis, in contrast, "encourage[s] husbands to respond to their vocational calling to be the strong leaders and protectors of their wives and children," arguing that "pornography... turns a man in upon himself, thereby damaging his calling as a man to be a protector and a mature giver, another Christ to his wife and children" and that "[h]e loses his sense of healthy masculinity and fulfillment as a husband and as a father," as "[p]ornography weakens men in every way and harms their ability to lead" — What to Do About Pornography (Part 1). I'm not sure if his message that "as men we are called to be leaders, providers and protectors, of our families, parishes and society" would be allowed at the "Heroes and Healthy Families" conference by today's Marine Corps brass.
Labels: America the Beautiful, Family, Feminism, The Catholic Faith, The Pornography Industrial Complex