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 Debate on Pornography Set for SRU Feb. 4 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/27/2004

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

DEBATE ON PORNOGRAPHY SET FOR SRU FEB. 4

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Is pornography healthy or is it denigrating to women? The topic will be debated in depth when Ron Jeremy, a nationally recognized pornography star with 1,800 adult films to his credit, and Susan Cole, author playwright and senior entertainment and book editor at NOW Magazine, meet at Slippery Rock University on Feb. 4.

          The 8 p.m. debate, sponsored by SRU’s University Program Board, will be held in the University Union. Admission is free.

          A former special education teacher, Jeremy, had his film debut in 1979 and has worked as both an actor and director. Born in New York City, the 50-year-old porn proponent holds a master’s degree from Queen’s College.

          Cole, active in the anti-pornography movement since the late 1970s has written numerous essays and articles pointing out how pornography promotes violence against women. Her book “Pornography and the Sex Crisis” is used in a number of women’s studies classes across the nation. Born in Toronto, Canada, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard.

          The program will allow each side to present opening remarks, then open the floor for questions.

          The debate is suitable for those over age 18.

PN, PgN, WPN, PR, PT

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are attempting to set up a press conference prior to the debate. Additional information will be   e-mailed when confirmed.

 

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