The Pornography Industry. What Everyone Needs to Know, by Shira Tarrant
The business of pornography is a major and ubiquitous multi-billion dollar enterprise. Porn allegedly accounts for one-third of all internet traffic, every second there is an average 28,258 internet users watching pornography. The business is so popular because the product is made fast and it’s easily accessible.
Shira Tarrant, analyzing a wide range of statistics, goes through political controversies around the industry, the feminist war against it, the views of the religious right, legal cases and the impact that porn has on society.
While I’m not interested into knowing the industry basics I am about those important issues such as the sociological impact of pornography: does porn cause violence against women? Can people become addicted to it? How society responds to that?
“If we are going to advocate successfully for a safe and ethical world, if we care about gender justice, and if we are devoted to more fully understanding the politics of pleasure and danger, then moving past the porn wars is a welcome requirement for the future.”
This is a challenging topic and this book will enable readers to explore these provocative issues and make their own opinion about the past, present and future of this major enterprise.