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Big Porn Inc.: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry

Melinda Tankard ReistAbigail Bray (Ed)

Big Porn Inc.: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry

Melinda Tankard ReistAbigail Bray (Ed)

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The unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularizing new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualization of children. Yet, challenges to the industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, antisex, and moral panic. Unmasking the lies behind the selling of porn as entertainment, this book reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime, and degradation while discussing topics such as racism in gay male porn, the use of animals in porn, child pornography, and BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism). Fearless and controversial, this examination will challenge the current view of pornography.



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The unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularizing new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualization of children. Yet, challenges to the industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, antisex, and moral panic. Unmasking the lies behind the selling of porn as entertainment, this book reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime, and degradation while discussing topics such as racism in gay male porn, the use of animals in porn, child pornography, and BDSM (bondage, dominance, sadism, and masochism). Fearless and controversial, this examination will challenge the current view of pornography.


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Meet the Authors

Melinda Tankard Reist

Melinda Tankard Reist is a Canberra-based writer and researcher with a special interest in womens health, new reproductive technologies and medical abuses of women. She trained and worked as a journalist in country Victoria and was awarded a Rotary Foundation Scholarship to study journalism in the United States in 1987.

Melindas' work has been published in newspapers and journals in Australia and overseas. She has written chapters on the mistreatment of women in population control programs for four books including China for Women: Travel and Culture (Feminist Press, New York, Spinifex Press, Melbourne). She has reported for a number of ABC radio programs, including 'Women Out Loud!' and Radio Australias Asia Focus program, for which she covered the United Nations Fourth World Womens' Conference in Beijing. Her books include Giving Sorrow Words and Defiant Birth.

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Confronting but well researched
5 stars By Coralie, Jun 25 2013
This topic just keeps popping up lately. Stories from schools, churches, personal accounts from friends and every other day in the news. It feels like we are in a moment in time where pornography is at its worst. Smart phones and iPads giving immediate access. This book helped me to see the epidemic we are facing in regards to what our culture has put on us. The book is quite confronting, but that is the reality of the situation we are in as a society and something we cannot shy away from. I found the book extremely well researched and jam packed full of statistics and information. It is often hard to find current and up to date resources about pornography but this book has hit the nail on the head. 

I think this book would be good for pastors to understand their churches and youth groups, chaplains and teachers to understand their students, wives to understand the struggles that their spouses may face and also for those addicted themselves to see the harms behind the addiction. 
The content of this book made me angry. But I'd rather know the truth and tackle it head on than bury my head in the sand and hope this problem will just go away.  I'm looking forward to seeing my community be set free!
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  • Catalogue Code 346954
  • Product Code 9781876756895
  • ISBN 1876756896
  • EAN 9781876756895
  • Pages 310
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Spinifex Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2011
  • Sales Rank #91199
  • Dimensions 222 x 146 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.454kg

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