Main : abuse, human rights, sex, sex industry, violence against women
226 x 150 mm
Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry
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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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
Melinda Tankard Reist/Abigail Bray
The Impact of Pornography on My Life
PART 1: PORNOGRAPHY CULTURES
The New Lolita: Pornography and the Sexualization of Childhood
Catharine A. MacKinnon
X-Underrated: Living in a World the Pornographers Have Made
Groomed to Consume Porn: How Sexualised Marketing Targets Children
Stories of a Rape Culture: Pornography as Propaganda
Sexting and Peer-to-Peer Porn
Diane L. Rosenfeld
Who Are You Calling a ‘Ho’?: Challenging the Porn Culture on Campus
Christopher N. Kendall
The Harms of Gay Male Pornography
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Pornography and Animals
Neurotica: Modern Day Sexual Repression
Pornography as Sexual Authority: How Sex Therapy Promotes the Pornification of Sexuality
Big Porn + Big Pharma: Where the Pornography Industry Meets the Ideology of Medicalisation
PART 2: PORNOGRAPHY INDUSTRIES
Capital and the Crimes of Pornographers: Free to Lynch, Exploit, Rape and Torture
The Pornification of Post-feminism: Why Roddick’s $ex Shops Are a Sell Out
A Studied Indifference to Harm: Defending Pornography in The Porn Report
Melinda Tankard Reist
Sexpo and the Death of Sex
Live Pornography: Strip Clubs in the International Political Economy of Prostitution
Pornography is Infinite Prostitution
Capitalism and Pornography: The Internet as a Global Prostitution Factory
When Rape Becomes a Game: RapeLay and the Pornification of Crime
Investigating Pornography: The Journey of a Filmmaker and Researcher
PART 3: HARMING CHILDREN
Diana E.H. Russell
Russell’s Theory: Exposure to Child Pornography as a Cause of Child Sexual Victimization
Caroline S. Taylor
The Pornification of Intrafamilial Rape
Teaching Tools and Recipe Books: Pornography and the Sexual Assault of Children
Civil Justice for Victims of Child Pornography
The Victimisation of Children by Pornography: Victim Impact Statement of Amy
PART 4: PORNOGRAPHY AND THE STATE
The Power of Pornography – A South African Case Study
Asja Armanda and Natalie Nenadic
Croatia and USA
Genocide, Pornography, and the Law
Pornography in India
Pornography as Free Speech: But is it Fair?
PART 5: RESISTING BIG PORN INC
Resisting Pornography, Building a Movement: Feminist Anti-porn Activism in the UK
Stop Porn Culture!
Challenging the Demand
Anna van Heeswijk
OBJECT: Challenging ‘Sex-object Culture’
A Collective Shout for Women and Girls
Matt McCormack Evans
Men Opposing Pornography in the UK
Challenging Pornography in Japan: the Anti-Pornography and Prostitution Research Group (APP)
Quit Porn Manifesto
but I am madness
and madness is me
it holds you captive
like a hapless bunny
caught in the headlights.
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