Anti-Pornography Activist to Speak at USD

Gail Dines, a pioneer in fighting pornography, will discuss “Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality”  at the University of San Diego this Monday, March 28. The event takes place at 5 p.m. in USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.

Dines, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College, has spent more than 20 years researching and writing about the porn industry. Dines was the co-editor of “Gender, Race and Class in Media” which received the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights. Her new book, “Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality,” examines how men and women’s lives, sexuality and relationships are shaped by the porn culture. In 2007, Dines established the advocacy group Stop Porn Culture, an international movement to end pornography. She has published numerous articles on topics such as the image of women in Hollywood and racism in pornography.

The discussion, sponsored by USD’s College of Arts and Sciences, Women’s and Gender Studies Program and The Women’s Center, is free and open to the public. A books signing and reception follows.
No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the event.

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