Why should you care about pornography? Because it affects all of us, whether we use it, just see it around, or completely ignore it.
My friend Gail Dines, 52, a professor at Wheelock College in Boston, has written a new book called Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality. In a column for the New York Post, Gail says today’s pornography is not
your father’s Playboy. Type porn into Google and you won’t see anything that looks like the old pinups; instead, you will be catapulted into a world of sexual cruelty and brutality where women are subject to body-punishing sex and called vile names. It’s not surprising how little women really know about porn today, since most women avoid looking at these sites. Not true for the men I meet, especially the college-age and even high-school boys. They have grown up with porn and, for them, this has been their major form of sex education.
And here’s an article on Pornland from The Guardian in the U.K. I hope you will get the book and read it.