“Our Crazy, Crazy Pornographic Culture”

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“We are in a crazy, crazy pornographic culture, and for that we need extreme measures, and I can’t think of anything better than radical feminism for that.” During her recent visit to Australia, academic, activist and social critic Dr Gail Dines stirred strong debate with her radical feminist position.

Particularly controversial is her critique of the pervasive influence pornography wields over the mainstream of contemporary media culture, as articulated in her book Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality. Following a passionate discussion on ABC TV’s Q&A program, Dines appeared in Melbourne in conversation with writer and fellow feminist Monica Dux, as a guest of the Wheeler Centre in partnership with the Sydney Writers' Festival.

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