Pornland

The Guardian stellt Gail Dines neues Buch über die Pornoindustrie vor:

The last time I saw Gail Dines speak, at a conference in Boston, she moved the audience to tears with her description of the problems caused by pornography, and provoked laughter with her sharp observations about pornographers themselves. Activists in the audience were newly inspired, and men at the event – many of whom had never viewed pornography as a problem before – queued up afterwards to pledge their support. The scene highlighted Dines’s explosive charisma and the fact that, since the death of Andrea Dworkin, she has risen to that most difficult and interesting of public roles: the world’s leading anti-pornography campaigner.

Dines is also a highly regarded academic and her new book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has just come out in the US, and is available online here. She wrote it primarily to educate people about what pornography today is really like, she says, and to banish any notion of it as benign titillation. „We are now bringing up a generation of boys on cruel, violent porn,“ she says, „and given what we know about how images affect people, this is going to have a profound influence on their sexuality, behaviour and attitudes towards women.“

Hier mehr: www.guardian.co.uk.

Kommentare

  1. Gott sei Dank, denn unser Herr Menschen durch Historie benützt, um Zeugnisse und Warnungen zu geben.

  2. Bettina Klix meint:

    Danke für den Link zum Guardian!
    Damals erschien Andrea Dworkins Position so extrem, sie sprach von „Hass“. Aber heute zeigt sich die volle Wahrheit. Sie war ihrer Zeit voraus.
    Dass Gail Dines vorschlägt, Pornographie als „public health issue“ zu behandeln, ist eine großartige Idee.

  3. @Bettina: Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass mir eine Feministin eines Tages die Augen öffnen würde. Als ich vor etlichen Jahren ein Buch von A. Dworkins las, war dieser Moment allerdings gekommen. 😉
    Liebe Grüße, Ron

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