Dr. Catherine Mann - Professor, Author, Speaker, Musician, Artist, Activist
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Theory of Oppression
Dr. Cat’s Theory of Oppression is outlined in her upcoming book titled Domination is Abomination: Man’s Oppression of Woman, which is based on her dissertation for the doctorate of psychology. Dr. Cat spent over a decade researching studies from the past century in multiple disciplines including psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, feminist theory, and women’s studies. Her new theory can be applied to members of all oppressed groups but focuses primarily on the experience of women in global culture. The theory states that oppression is systematically carried out on three separate levels of the body, mind and spirit. Assaults upon the body include physical and sexual violence such as battery, rape, and molestation; assaults upon the mind include indirect directives, covert hypnosis, mind control and brainwashing; assaults upon the spirit include the disparagement and destruction of spiritual practices and iconography relevant to the victim. If all three levels are methodically addressed, the oppression becomes total. The term used to define this condition is Totalism.
For more information about Dr. Catherine Mann, her work and her book, or to order a pre-publication edition of her book, please visit http://drcatwoman.com/ - Also please watch the videos below which address some of the issues covered in her book, including her 10 Main Arguments Against Pornography. Thanks and enjoy!
ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY LECTURE - PART 1
The lecture begins with 10 Main Arguments Against Pornography as excerpted from chapter 2 of Domination is Abomination: Man's Oppression of Woman by Dr. Catherine Mann, Psy.D. The lecture states simply that pornography harms women, men and children. Dr. Cat argues for the abolition of pornography in U.S. society as analogous to the abolition of slavery in U.S. history. Ultimately, porn is misogynist propaganda that graphically depicts female degradation in the service of male domination so as to maintain the social order of patriarchy and oppression.
ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY LECTURE - PART 2
This lecture begins with a discussion of Playboy magazine and the dehumanization process of turning women into bunnies. The lecture proceeds with statistics of sexual assault within families, the percentage of sex workers who were assaulted in childhood, and of the phenomenon of repetition compulsion in survivors of trauma. Material comes from chapter 2 of Domination is Abomination: Man's Oppression of Woman.
This short video discusses the language of patriarchal culture which is centered in the male gender and phallus. For example, women are often greeted with the phrase 'hey guys,' and if someone is brave, we say 'that takes balls.' The video argues for women to take back the use of language with phrases referential and deferential to their own gender and culture, such as 'oh my goddess.' Material comes from chapter 3 of Domination is Abomination: Man's Oppression of Woman.
MIND CONTROL TACTICS
This lecture discusses the tactics of mind control and brainwashing as practiced by male abusers and cult leaders, both of whom use nearly identical methodologies which have been absorbed through the oppressive culture of patriarchy. The 10 Main Methods of Male Abusers & Cult Leaders comes from chapter 3 of Domination is Abomination: Man's Oppression of Woman.
For more information about Dr. Catherine Mann's powerful and informative book,
DOMINATION IS ABOMINATION, or to order the book, please visit DrCatWoman.com http://drcatwoman.com/
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"Pornography is a marketing device for sex trafficking: It normalizes degradation and violence as acceptable and even inevitable parts of sex, and uses the bodies of real women and children as objects. The difference between pornography and erotica is clear in the roots of the words themselves -- porne means females slaves, eros means love -- so pornography, like rape, is about violence and domination, not sex. Millions of lives depend on our ability to separate pornography from erotica, and to disentangle violence from sexuality."
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