Dr. Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston, an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, and a feminist activist. 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 work on media and pornography has appeared in academic journals, magazines such as Time and Newsweek, and newspapers across the country. She is a frequent guest on radio and television and is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights.
Gail is a founding member of Stop Porn Culture – an educational and activist group made up of academics, anti-violence experts, community organizers and anyone who is concerned about the increasing pornification of the culture.
Exciting News! Exciting News: Gail Dines’ new documentary, Pornland: How the Porn Business has Hijacked our Sexuality, produced by Media Education Foundation is now available for purchase or for streaming at: http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=253
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 produce and reproduce a gender system that undermines equality and encourages violence against women. In direct opposition to claims that porn has delivered a more liberated, edgy sexuality, Dines reveals a mass-produced vision of sex that is profoundly sexist and destructive – a vision that limits our ability to create authentic, equal relationships free of violence and degradation.
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. Gail Dines is remarkably compassionate to the users, men and boys whose humanity is warped by the sophisticated, corporatized, immense power and money of today’s sex industry. 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