- Narrated by: Kelsy Burke
- Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
- Release date: 04-25-23
The Pornography Wars By Kelsy Burke AudioBook Summary
Bloomsbury presents The Pornography Wars by Kelsy Burke, read by Kelsy Burke.
For listeners of Peggy Orenstein and Rebecca Traister, an authoritative, big think look at pornography in all its facets—historical, religious and cultural.
In the 1960s, sex researchers Masters and Johnson declared the end of the fake orgasm. Nearly two decades later, in 1982, evangelical activist Tim LaHaye foretold that the entire pornography industry would soon be driven out of business. Neither prediction proved true. Instead, with the rise of the internet, pornography saturates the American conscience more than ever and has reshaped our understanding of sexuality, relationships, media and even the nature of addiction.
Dr Kelsy Burke has spent the last five years researching and interviewing internet pornography’s opponents and its sympathizers. In The Pornography Wars, Burke does a deep dive into the long history of pornography in America and then turns her gaze on our present society to examine the ways this industry touches on the most intimate parts of American lives. She offers a complete understanding of the major players in the debates around porn’s place in society: everyone from sex workers, activists, therapists, religious leaders and consumers. In doing so, she addresses and debunks the myths that surround porn and porn usage while showing how everything from the way we teach children about sex to the legal protections for what can be published is tied up in the deeply complicated battles over pornography.