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Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry
Abigail Bray, Melinda Tankard Reist (eds.)

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It is now widely acknowledged that the unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularising new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualisation of children. Yet challenges to the pornography industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, anti-sex and moral panics.

With contributions from leading world experts and activists, Big Porn Inc offers a cutting edge exposé of the hidden realities of a multi-billion dollar global industry that promotes itself as a fashionable life-style choice.

Unmasking the lies behind the selling of porn as ‘just a bit of fun’ Big Porn Inc reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime and degradation. This fearless book will change the way you think about pornography forever.

Contributors include: (Australia) Maggie Hamilton, Nina Funnell, Christopher Kendall, Susan Hawthorne, Sheila Jeffreys, Caroline Taylor, Meagan Tyler, Robi Sonderegger, Caroline Norma, Renate Klein, Helen Pringle, Betty McLellan, Melinda Tankard Reist, Abigail Bray, Melinda Liszewski.

(International) Gail Dines, Catharine A MacKinnon, Melissa Farley, Diana Russell, Robert Jensen, Jeffrey Masson, Chyng Sun, Julia Long, Diane L Rosenfeld, Linda Thompson, Hiroshi Nakasatomi, Anne Mayne, Ruchira Gupta, Asja Armanda, Natalie Nenadic, Anna van Heeswijk, Matt McCormack Evans.

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Awards
Highly Commended: 2012 Australian Educational Publishing Awards
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In Big Porn Inc feminists lay down the gauntlet to pornographers by exposing the hate and harm of their man-dated sexuality which has become normative behavior. Big Porn Inc not only contests pornographic harm and hate. It will, I predict, incite a new bold wave of global activism in which we reclaim our future.

Kathleen Barry, Author of Female Sexual Slavery, Prostitution of Sexuality, and Unmaking War, Remaking Men

Global media have infused the culture with sexually objectified and commodified women and girls, mainstreaming pornography with ever-increasing harms to females everywhere. Big Porn Inc is a clarion call to action against this gross violation of women’s human rights. Brilliant, insightful, essential.

Kathleen Sloan, Board of Directors, National Organization for Women (NOW) USA; Convener, UN Panel on the Media's Sexual Commodification of Women & Girls

Big Porn Inc represents a powerful and growing reaction against the influence of the porn merchants and society’s willingness to let them get away with one outrage after another. The book unleashes a cascade of emotions – shock, disgust, guilt, rage, and heart-felt admiration for the victims of the porn industry … A landmark publication sure to help open the eyes of the public to the modern scourge of porn and amplify the call for greater decency and respect. Because without them, there can be no true liberation.

Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Melinda Tankard Reist/Abigail Bray
Australia
Introduction    

Caroline
Scotland
The Impact of Pornography on My Life    


PART 1: PORNOGRAPHY CULTURES

Gail Dines
USA
The New Lolita: Pornography and the Sexualization of Childhood    

Catharine A. MacKinnon
USA
X-Underrated: Living in a World the Pornographers Have Made      

Maggie Hamilton
Australia
Groomed to Consume Porn:  How Sexualised Marketing Targets Children  
    
Robert Jensen
USA
Stories of a Rape Culture: Pornography as Propaganda
    

Nina Funnell     
Australia
Sexting and Peer-to-Peer Porn      

Diane L. Rosenfeld
USA
Who Are You Calling a ‘Ho’?: Challenging the Porn Culture on Campus
    
Christopher N. Kendall
Australia
The Harms of Gay Male Pornography    

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
USA/New Zealand
Pornography and Animals    

Robi Sonderegger
Australia
Neurotica: Modern Day Sexual Repression   

Meagan Tyler
Australia
Pornography as Sexual Authority: How Sex Therapy Promotes the Pornification of Sexuality    

Renate Klein
Australia
Big Porn + Big Pharma: Where the Pornography Industry Meets the Ideology of Medicalisation
    


PART 2: PORNOGRAPHY INDUSTRIES

Susan Hawthorne
Australia
Capital and the Crimes of Pornographers: Free to Lynch, Exploit, Rape and Torture    

Abigail Bray
Australia
The Pornification of Post-feminism: Why Roddick’s $ex Shops Are a Sell Out    

Helen Pringle
Australia
A Studied Indifference to Harm: Defending Pornography in The Porn Report    

Melinda Tankard Reist
Australia
Sexpo and the Death of Sex    

Sheila Jeffreys
Australia
Live Pornography: Strip Clubs in the International Political Economy of Prostitution
    
Stella
Australia
Dancing Pornography         

Melissa Farley
USA
Pornography is Infinite Prostitution    

Abigail Bray
Australia
Capitalism and Pornography: The Internet as a Global Prostitution Factory
    
Hiroshi Nakasatomi
Japan
When Rape Becomes a Game: RapeLay and the Pornification of Crime
    
Chyng Sun
USA
Investigating Pornography: The Journey of a Filmmaker and Researcher     

PART 3: HARMING CHILDREN

Diana E.H. Russell
USA
Russell’s Theory: Exposure to Child Pornography as a Cause of Child Sexual Victimization
    
Caroline S. Taylor
Australia
The Pornification of Intrafamilial Rape   
    
Caroline Norma
Australia
Teaching Tools and Recipe Books: Pornography and the Sexual Assault of Children
    
Helen Pringle
Australia
Civil Justice for Victims of Child Pornography    

‘Amy’
USA
The Victimisation of Children by Pornography: Victim Impact Statement of Amy    


PART 4: PORNOGRAPHY AND THE STATE

Anne Mayne
South Africa
The Power of Pornography – A South African Case Study
    
Asja Armanda and Natalie Nenadic
Croatia and USA
Genocide, Pornography, and the Law
    
Ruchira Gupta
India
Pornography in India
    
Betty McLellan
Australia
Pornography as Free Speech: But is it Fair?    

PART 5: RESISTING BIG PORN INC

Julia Long
UK
Resisting Pornography, Building a Movement: Feminist Anti-porn Activism in the UK   
    
Gail Dines
USA
Stop Porn Culture!
    
Linda Thompson
Scotland
Challenging the Demand
    
Anna van Heeswijk
UK
OBJECT: Challenging ‘Sex-object Culture’
    
Melinda Liszewski
Australia
A Collective Shout for Women and Girls
    
Matt McCormack Evans
UK
Men Opposing Pornography in the UK
    
Caroline Norma
Australia
Challenging Pornography in Japan: the Anti-Pornography and Prostitution Research Group (APP)    

Susan Hawthorne
Australia
Quit Porn Manifesto

Biographical Notes
    
Index

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