Pornland

How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Author: Gail Dines
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807044539
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as “life changing.” In Pornland—the culmination of her life’s work—Dines takes an unflinching look at porn and its affect on our lives. Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. But, as Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into pop culture, a new wave of entrepreneurs are creating porn that is even more hard-core, violent, sexist, and racist. To differentiate their products in a glutted market, producers have created profitable niche products—like teen sex, torture porn, and gonzo—in order to entice a generation of desensitized users. Going from the backstreets to Wall Street, Dines traces the extensive money trail behind this multibillion-dollar industry—one that reaps more profits than the film and music industries combined. Like Big Tobacco—with its powerful lobbying groups and sophisticated business practices—porn companies don’t simply sell products. Rather they influence legislators, partner with mainstream media, and develop new technologies like streaming video for cell phones. Proving that this assembly line of content is actually limiting our sexual freedom, Dines argues that porn’s omnipresence has become a public health concern we can no longer ignore.

Combattre l'abus sexuel des enfants

Qui abuse ? Pourquoi ? Comment soigner ?
Author: Stéphane Joulain,Pr Karlijn Demasure
Publisher: Desclée De Brouwer
ISBN: 2220095320
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
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Le scandale de l'abus sexuel sur les enfants est désormais sur la place publique. Sachant que le risque d'abus existe partout où il y a des enfants et premièrement dans la famille, l'enjeu de la lutte est immense. Si les conséquences de l'abus sexuel sur les enfants sont assez bien connues et prises en charge aujourd'hui, en particulier grâce à la victimologie, il n'en est pas de même en ce qui concerne les auteurs d'abus sexuels, du moins en France. Tel est donc l'objectif de cet ouvrage : nous permettre de comprendre le cheminement mental des auteurs d'abus sexuels, qu'ils soient prêtre, instituteur ou père de famille, mais également nous faire connaître les thérapies qui ont fait leurs preuves, en particulier dans les pays anglo saxons, sans oublier la prise en charge de la dimension spirituelle de la vie des auteurs de ces actes, quand il s'agit de religieux ou croyants. Psychothérapeute et prêtre membre de la Société des Missionnaires d'Afrique (Pères Blancs), l'auteur travaille cette question depuis plus de quinze ans, il accompagne les victimes et participe au traitement des auteurs d'abus sexuels au Canada. Il enseigne à Rome et en Afrique sur la prévention des abus sexuels.

Extreme Makeover

Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture
Author: Teresa Tomeo
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586175610
Category: Religion
Page: 212
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The author presents research and her perspectives on how the teachings of the Catholic Church both liberate and dignify women.

Church of God Study Guide: A Monotheistic, Sabbath - Observant View of the Scriptures


Author: David Yvinec-Dunlop,Jamie Yvinec-Dunlop
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483458113
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Church of God Study Guide: A Monotheistic, Sabbath-Observant View of the Scriptures promises to reward its dedicated readers with a deepened understanding and appreciation of the oneness of God the Father, the obedience of Yeshua, his chosen servant, the centrality of faithful Sabbath-keeping in the lives of believers, and the dependability of the truths contained in the Scriptures. Church of God Study Guide: A Monotheistic, Sabbath-Observant View of the Scriptures presents the basic doctrinal beliefs of the Church of God, a body of believers who keep the commandments of God the Father, Yehovah, and follow the example of Yeshua, the Lord Jesus Christ. Resting on the truths of the Bible, this guide walks readers through the scripturally grounded teachings that trace their roots to the time of the apostles.

The Sexualized Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography

Performing Sexual Liberation
Author: Heather Brunskell-Evans
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443870781
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
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This edited collection examines pornography as a material practice that eroticises gender inequality and sexual violence towards women. It addresses the complex relationship between pornography and medicine (in particular, sexology and psycho-therapy) whereby medicine has historically, and currently, afforded pornography considerable legitimacy and even authority. Pornography naturalises women’s submission and men’s dominance as if gendered power is rooted in biology not politics. In contrast to the populist view that medicine is objective and rational, the contributors here demonstrate that medicine has been complicit with the construction of gender difference, and in that construction the relationship with pornography is not incidental but fundamental. A range of theoretical approaches critically engages with this topic in the light, firstly, of radical feminist ideas about patriarchy and the politics of gender, and, secondly, of the rapidly changing conditions of global capitalism and digital-technologies. In its broad approach, the book also engages with the ideas of Michel Foucault, particularly his refutation of the liberal hypothesis that sexuality is a deep biological and psychological human property which is repressed by traditional, patriarchal discourses and which can be freed from authoritarianism, for example by producing and consuming pornography. In taking pornography as a cultural and social phenomenon, the concepts brought to bear by the contributors critically scrutinise not only pornography and medicine, but also current media scholarship. The 21st century has witnessed a growth in (neo-)liberal academic literature which is pro-pornography. This book provides a critical counterpoint to this current academic trend, and demonstrates its lack of engagement with the politics of the multi-billion dollar pornography industry which creates the desire for the product it sells, the individualism of its arguments which analyse pornography as personal fantasy, and the paucity of theoretical analysis. In contrast, this book re-opens the feminist debate about pornography for a new generation of critical thinkers in the 21st century. Pornography matters politically and ethically. It matters in the real world as well as in fantasy; it matters to performers as well as to consumers; it matters to adults as well as to children; and it matters to men as well as to women.

Everyday Pornography


Author: Karen Boyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136942092
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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Public and academic debate about ‘porn culture’ is proliferating. Ironically, what is often lost in these debates is a sense of what is specific about pornography. By focusing on pornography’s mainstream – contemporary commercial products for a heterosexual male audience – Everyday Pornography offers the opportunity to reconsider what it is that makes pornography a specific form of industrial practice and genre of representation. Everyday Pornography presents original work from scholars from a range of academic disciplines (Media Studies, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Political Science), introducing new methodologies and approaches whilst reflecting on the ongoing value of older approaches. Among the topics explored are: the porn industry’s marketing practices (spam emails, reviews) and online organisation commercial sex in Second Life the pornographic narratives of phone sex and amateur videos the content of best-selling porn videos how the male consumer is addressed by pornography, represented within the mainstream, understood by academics and contained by legislation. This collection places a particular emphasis on anti-pornography feminism, a movement which has been experiencing a revival since the mid-2000s. Drawing on the experiences of activists alongside academics, Everyday Pornography offers an opportunity to explore the intellectual and political challenges of anti-pornography feminism and consider its relevance for contemporary academic debate.

Philosophie minute

200 concepts clés expliqués en un instant
Author: Marcus Weeks
Publisher: Contre-dires
ISBN: 281321549X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
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La manière la plus rapide de comprendre les concepts de base de la philosophie, de la caverne de Platon à la philosophie politique du XXe siècle.

Technologies of Sexiness

Sex, Identity, and Consumer Culture
Author: Adrienne Evans,Sarah Riley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019020494X
Category: Psychology
Page: 280
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Key cultural shifts have enabled a "new sexualization" of women. Neoliberal, consumerist, and postfeminist media culture have shaped ways of understanding female sexuality, embodied by the figure of the choosing, empowered, entrepreneurial consumer citizen-woman, whose economic capital determines feminine success (and failure). Informed by older constructs of privilege such as class, sexuality, race and (dis)ability, this version of sexiness also constrains by folding contemporary femininity back into previous panics about youth, excess, "bad" consumption, and appropriate feminine behavior In Technologies of Sexiness, Adrienne Evans and Sarah Riley identify how current understandings of sexiness in public life and academic discourse have produced a "doubled stagnation," cycling around old debates without forward momentum. Developing a theoretical and methodological framework, they expand on the notion of a "technology of sexiness." They ask what happens and what is lost when people make sense of themselves within the complexities and contradictions of consumer-oriented constructs of sexiness. How do these discourses come to "transform the self"? This book provides a framework for understanding how women make sense of their sexual identities in the context of a feminization of sexual consumerism. The authors analyze material collected with two groups of women: the "pleasure pursuers" and "functioning feminists," who broadly occupy positions across the pre- and post-Thatcher eras, and the changes brought about by the feminist movement. As one of the first book-length empirical studies to explore age-related femininities in the context of what "sexiness" means today, the authors develop a series of insights into various "technologies of the self" through analyses of space, nostalgia, and claims to authentic sexiness.

Love and War

How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance
Author: Tom Digby
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538405
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called "battle of the sexes" is intensified by the use of misogyny to encourage men and boys to conform to the demands of masculinity. These are among Tom Digby's fascinating insights shared in Love and War, which describes the making and manipulation of gender in militaristic societies and the sweeping consequences for men and women in their personal, romantic, sexual, and professional lives. Drawing on cross-cultural comparisons and examples from popular media, including sports culture, the rise of "gonzo" and "bangbus" pornography, and "internet trolls," Digby describes how the hatred of women and the suppression of empathy are used to define masculinity, thereby undermining relations between women and men—sometimes even to the extent of violence. Employing diverse philosophical methodologies, he identifies the cultural elements that contribute to heterosexual antagonism, such as an enduring faith in male force to solve problems, the glorification of violent men who suppress caring emotions, the devaluation of men's physical and emotional lives, an imaginary gender binary, male privilege premised on the subordination of women, and the use of misogyny to encourage masculine behavior. Digby tracks the "collateral damage" of this disabling misogyny in the lives of both men and women, but ends on a hopeful note. He ultimately finds the link between war and gender to be dissolving in many societies: war is becoming slowly de-gendered, and gender is becoming slowly de-militarized.

TheoMedia

The Media of God and the Digital Age
Author: Andrew Byers
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621897362
Category: Religion
Page: 252
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The church is unsure of itself in the twenty-first century's media culture. Some Christians denounce digital media while others embrace the latest gadgets and apps as soon as they appear. Many of us are stumbling along amidst the tweets, status updates, podcasts, and blog posts, wondering if we have ventured into a realm beyond the scope of biblical wisdom. Though there is such a thing as new media, Andrew Byers reminds us that the actual concept of media is ancient, theological, and even biblical. In fact, there is such a thing as the media of God. TheoMedia are means by which God communicates and reveals himself--creation, divine speech, inspired writings, the visual symbol of the cross, and more. Christians are actually called to media saturation. But the media that are to most prominently saturate our lives are the media of God. If God creates and uses media, then Scripture provides a theological logic by which we can create and use media in the digital age. This book is not an unqualified endorsement of the latest media products or a tirade against media technology. Instead, Byers calls us to rethink our understanding of media in terms of the media of God in the biblical story of redemption.

Que veulent les femmes ?


Author: Daniel Bergner
Publisher: Hugo Document
ISBN: 2755615192
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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"La libido des femmes, une menace pour la société" - éditorial du Wahington Post suite à la parution du livre aux États-Unis. Le livre a été élu meilleur document de l'année par le Los Angeles Times. Il est resté 3 semaines en tête des ventes de documents de USA Today et du New York Times. Daniel Bergner a enquêté auprès de nombreux chercheurs qui travaillent à la compréhension de cette énigme et le résultat de son enquête est RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE et balaie toutes nos certitudes en matière de sexualité féminine. Le désir est chez la femme un moteur puissant, polymorphe, sous-évalué et refoulé dans de nombreuses sociétés aujourd'hui. Ce désir ne peut se satisfaire de l'intimité du couple. Il a la brutalité d'un torrent qui, si l'on tente de le dompter, risque de tout submerger autour de lui. Il est plus fort que le fameux " instinct de procréation " qui cantonne les femmes dans le rôle que les hommes leur ont assigné... L'homme est animal, sa libido le pousse instinctivement vers la quête sexuelle en vue de disséminer ses gènes le plus largement possible. Mais l'idée que la libido féminine est tout aussi avide de jouissance, de sensations et de partenaires, bouleverse la conscience masculine. La femme aussi est animale. La recherche scientifique dégager quelques vérités sur le désir féminin. La femme est-elle vraiment programmée pour la monogamie, la soumission au mâle, la fidélité, comme semble le souhaiter une bonne partie de l'espèce humaine ? Qu'est-ce qui excite les femmes, qui les fait fantasmer, les amène à la jouissance ? Le livre a reçu un accueil dithyrambique lors de sa sortie provoquant même un éditorial alarmiste du Washington post : La libido des femme, une menace pour la société.

La théologie du corps pour les débutants

Une nouvelle révolution sexuelle
Author: Christopher West
Publisher: Editions de l'Emmanuel
ISBN: 2353894062
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Dans sa "théologie du corps", Jean-Paul II a exploré avec génie le plan de Dieu sur l'amour et le corps humains. Ses enseignements limpides ont apporté une véritable révolution sexuelle. Pourtant, ce trésor reste encore méconnu de la grande majorité des chrétiensTraduction du bestseller de Christopher West vendu à 200 000 exemplaires. L'objectif de ce livre est de présenter la théologie du corps de manière simple et accessible à tous.

Some Men

Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence against Women
Author: Michael A. Messner,Max A. Greenberg,Tal Peretz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199338795
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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What does it mean for men to join with women as allies in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? Based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists aged 22 to 70, Some Men explores the strains and tensions of men's work as feminist allies. When feminist women began to mobilize against rape and domestic violence, setting up shelters and rape crisis centers, a few men asked what they could do to help. They were directed "upstream," and told to "talk to the men" with the goal of preventing future acts of violence. This is a book about men who took this charge seriously, committing themselves to working with boys and men to stop violence, and to change the definition of what it means to be a man. The book examines the experiences of three generational cohorts: a movement cohort of men who engaged with anti-violence work in the 1970s and early 1980s, during the height of the feminist anti-violence mobilizations; a bridge cohort who engaged with anti-violence work from the mid-1980s into the 1990s, as feminism receded as a mass movement and activists built sustainable organizations; a professional cohort who engaged from the mid-1990s to the present, as anti-violence work has become embedded in community and campus organizations, non-profits, and the state. Across these different time periods, stories from life history interviews illuminate men's varying paths--including men of different ethnic and class backgrounds--into anti-violence work. Some Men explores the promise of men's violence prevention work with boys and men in schools, college sports, fraternities, and the U.S. military. It illuminates the strains and tensions of such work--including the reproduction of male privilege in feminist spheres--and explores how men and women navigate these tensions. To learn more please visit somemen.org

Cured

Two Imaginary Boys
Author: Lol TOLHURST
Publisher: Le Mot et le reste
ISBN: 2360542796
Category: Art
Page: 420
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Pour la première fois depus les trente-sept ans d'existence de Cure, un des membres de la première heure raconte leur histoire, le co-fondateur, co-parolier et ami de longue date du leader Robert Smith : Lol Tolhurst. Smith préfère laisser les chansons parler en son nom, faisant de Cured l'unique témoignage du groupe. Tolhurst s'est replongé dans leurs années de gloire (1976-1989) pour en tirer l'histoire inédite de Cure, levant le voile sur le fascinant Robert Smith. Depuis l'enfance de Smith et Tolhurst jusqu'à l'apogée du groupe, Cured surprend autant qu'il éclaire le lecteur. Révélant les hauts et les bas de cette histoire hors-norme que fut sa vie, Lol Tolhurst revient sur son parcours personnel, porté au triomphe puis dans une profonde détresse avant de trouver la rédemption. Lol Tolhurst, de son vrai nom, Laurence Tolhurst, est un musicen né le 3 février 1959 à Horley dans le Surrey. Il fut batteur du groupe The Cure de 1976 à 1982 avant d'en devenir le claviériste jusqu'à son éviction, en raison de ses diverses addictions, par Robert Smith en 1989. Il rejoue ponctuellement avec le groupe pour des rétrospectives.