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From Feminism to Transgenderism: Catharine MacKinnon and her Political Transition

As a Marxist, I was influenced by radical feminism when, as a graduate student, I read Catharine MacKinnon’s book Feminism Unmodified. That was 30 years ago. A Japanese translation of the book was published in 1993. I happened to find it in a second-hand bookshop. The book concretely uncovers the way pornography inflicts harms on women, dominates people’s way of seeing and thinking about women, makes women into sexual objects, and creates the world we live in. I still remember the shock of reading that book.

MacKinnon-and-Transgenderism

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