Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography
There can be no doubt, at this moment in history, that pornography is a truly massive industry saturating the human community. According to one set of numbers, the US porn industry's revenue went from $7 million in 1972 to $8 billion in 1996 ... and then to $12 billion in 2000.
Now I'm no economist, and I understand about inflation, but even so, it seems to me that a thousand-fold increase in a particular industry's revenue within 25 years is something that any thinking person has to come to grips with. Something is happening in this culture, and no person's understanding of sexuality or experience of relationships can be unaffected.
Copyright © 2004, Spinifex Press
Place of Publication
North Melbourne, Australia
Whisnant, Rebecca, "Confronting Pornography: Some Conceptual Basics" (2004). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 167.