Main : abuse, human rights, sex, sex industry, violence against women
226 x 150 mm
Abigail Bray, Melinda Tankard Reist (eds.)
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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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
Most everything has dried up: water, the womb, even the love among lovers. Hunger is rife, except across the border....
I remember how you were,
Midori and Âu Cô are international
but I am madness
and madness is me
it holds you captive
like a hapless bunny
caught in the headlights.
Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey,...