By David Lee on September 1, 2010 · tagged as , ,

Rethinking Pornography: Media Literacy in Action

During the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, which took place in Hollywood Sept. 1-3, 2010there were more than 80 workshops. The largest track was the Prevention Track sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Workshop Title: Rethinking Pornography: Media Literacy in Action


Description: Using examples from popular pornography websites, the presenters provided a map of the industry and an analysis of how these images work in both complex and subtle ways. The workshop  closed with a discussion on how to develop media literacy skills in youth and young adults. Arguing that the best form of defense against images is education, we began to lay out a framework for curriculum that educates people as to the harms of pornography.


  • Handouts [PDF]

To view a complete list of workshops, speakers and information related to the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference, click here.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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