Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Deborah Orr makes a good point when she asserts that women who participate in pornography carry some responsibility for the social consequences ("The dangers of provocation", 26 March). However, it is dangerous to distract attention from those who consume and perpetuate the porn industry (who are overwhelmingly male).

Pornographic images are as powerful as advertising: they mould our desires with silent effectiveness. The women who appear are simply the "product". Women must realise where they fit in this chain, and stop confusing the desire they provoke with respect for themselves as people.