Dr. Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston, an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and a feminist public intellectual. Her writing and lectures focus on the hypersexualization of the culture and the ways that porn images filter down into mainstream pop culture. Gail’s powerful TEDx talk provides an introduction to her work. Gail is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights.
Gail is founder and President of Culture Reframed – a health promotion non-profit organization that recognizes and addresses pornography as the public health crisis of the digital age. To learn more about Culture Reframed, please see our Facebook page and Youtube channel.
In this multimedia presentation based on her acclaimed book, leading anti-porn feminist and scholar Gail Dines argues that the dominant images and stories disseminated by the multibillion-dollar pornography industry promotes and legitimizes a gender system that undermines equality and encourages violence against women.
Praise for Pornland Documentary
“If you think you know what pornography is — a fantasy, a joke, perhaps gross but ultimately harmless, something that’s ‘always been with us’ — think again. Pornland is a stunning documentary, solid in its facts about what porn is now, unflinching in its presentation of them, yet restrained in its tone. Women, men, parents — ignore this brilliant film at your peril.”
- Robin Morgan | Author, activist, and internationally renowned speaker
“Dines understands both the economics and cultural power of the pornography industry perhaps better than anyone ever has.”
- Jackson Katz | Author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help