Pornstitution Basics

Here are a bunch of links. Go to them and learn things. Repeat.

FAQs

Genderberg Prostitution FAQ

Against Pornography FAQ

Stop Porn Culture FAQ

Porn Myths

Articles/Essays

Rebecca Whisnant essays

“Beyond Multiple Choice”

“Not Your Father’s Playboy, Not Your Mother’s Feminist Movement: Contemporary Feminism in a Porn Culture” (video of talk in which article is based on available here)

Robert Jensen articles

“Pornography is a Left Issue”, co-authored with Gail Dines

“Blow Bangs and Cluster Bombs: the Cruelty of Men and Americans”

“A Cruel Edge: the Painful Truth About Today’s Pornography and What Men Can Do About It”

Gail Dines articles

Feminist Antipornography Conference Videos (Boston, March 2007)

Rebecca Whisnant, on third-wave feminism and porn culture (text available here)

Gail Dines, presentation on popular pornography (trigger warning for images and descriptions of violence and dehumanization)

Robert Jensen, on men’s “choice” of consuming pornography

Pornography Content Study: Ana Bridges, Michelle Chang, & Robert Wosnitzer, partial video transcript available at NoPornNorthamptom (trigger warning for descriptions of violence). The study, titled “A Comparison of Male and Female Directors in Popular Pornography: What Happens When Women are at the Helm?”, was published in Psychology of Women Quarterly (issue 32, 2008) and is in pdf form here. If you would like the fancy version from the actual publication, contact me and I can email it to you.

Books

Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography, a collection of essays edited by Rebecca Whisnant and Christine Stark (preview)

Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality by Gail Dines and Robert Jensen (preview)

Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy (preview)

Only Words by Catherine Mackinnon (preview)

Pornland by Gail Dines (preview)

Other Videos

Gail Dines, “Pornography Debases Men, Women, and Culture” (via NoPornNorthampton)

Information and Research on Pornography’s Effects

Social and Behavioral Science Research on the Impact of Pornography

Pornography: Effects and Harms

Prostitution Research

Myth of the Happy Hooker (various statistics based on studies involving interviews with prostituted women)

Prostitution Research & Education

Other Materials

Fundamentals of Prostitution: Community Learning Packet

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