Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

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Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby Condottiero » Wed May 22, 2019 2:15 pm

Gail Dines

In the segments I've seen of her on Jim Braude's Greater Boston show, she came across as a bit of an harpy...

In an earlier episode, can't find the video, she broad-brushed male artists as abusive...

May 20, 2019 segment: Teens Are Watching Porn To Learn About Sex. Now What?

Gail Dines, Ph.D. Interview — Truth About Porn

From the Guardian July 2, 2010: The truth about the porn industry: Gail Dines, the author of an explosive new book about the sex industry, on why pornography has never been a greater threat to our relationships
*SVM MALLEVS CVNNORVM*

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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby Macunaima nli » Wed May 22, 2019 7:40 pm

Dines is a radfem swerf ‘n terf. We’ve had our run ins. Much of her research is extremely tendacious bullshit. The rest is quite vague.

One question Dines and her ilk have never been able to answer, every time I have brought it up, is why have rape and violence against women gone DOWN in the U.S. over the last twenty years, precisely during the biggest porn boom in human history? I mean, presuming that porn causes violence against women and all...
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby JJCH nli » Wed May 22, 2019 10:59 pm

I had a good giggle the other day. Making my way through the afternoon peak, I was stuck for about 15 mins behind a car bearing the bumper sticker ‘I love gay porn*’. The driver was middle aged and wearing a hi-vis vest, so it seems unlikely that it was an example of post-modernist, hipster irony. It’s placement and size argued against it being a prank by colleagues, so I concluded that indeed the driver was some of a film buff.

I must now find where I can get some. I fancy stickering the car park of the nearest Pentecostal church. I’d happily give Mac R$100 if he could slap one on the bumper of Crivella’s mayoral car.

* Strictly speaking it was I (heart symbol) gay porn.
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby Macunaima nli » Thu May 23, 2019 12:08 am

JJCH nli wrote:I had a good giggle the other day. Making my way through the afternoon peak, I was stuck for about 15 mins behind a car bearing the bumper sticker ‘I love gay porn*’. The driver was middle aged and wearing a hi-vis vest, so it seems unlikely that it was an example of post-modernist, hipster irony. It’s placement and size argued against it being a prank by colleagues, so I concluded that indeed the driver was some of a film buff.

I must now find where I can get some. I fancy stickering the car park of the nearest Pentecostal church. I’d happily give Mac R$100 if he could slap one on the bumper of Crivella’s mayoral car.

* Strictly speaking it was I (heart symbol) gay porn.


The guards would shoot me, but it’d be worth a try.
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby heaps of bodies » Thu May 23, 2019 8:12 am

JJCH nli wrote:I had a good giggle the other day. Making my way through the afternoon peak, I was stuck for about 15 mins behind a car bearing the bumper sticker ‘I love gay porn*’. The driver was middle aged and wearing a hi-vis vest, so it seems unlikely that it was an example of post-modernist, hipster irony. It’s placement and size argued against it being a prank by colleagues, so I concluded that indeed the driver was some of a film buff.

I must now find where I can get some. I fancy stickering the car park of the nearest Pentecostal church. I’d happily give Mac R$100 if he could slap one on the bumper of Crivella’s mayoral car.

* Strictly speaking it was I (heart symbol) gay porn.


Years ago, a work-colleague played a prank on me, and it annoyed me, so I made up and stuck a 'bumper sticker' to her Range-Rover that said 'I (heart symbol) Dogging.'

I then forgot about the prank and it was 2 or 3 days later when she was complaining how rude drivers were becoming, hooting and honking her, that I realised it was still there :)
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby LimeyCunt » Thu May 23, 2019 9:01 am

Macunaima nli wrote:Dines is a radfem swerf ‘n terf.


What the fuck is one of those when it’s at home?
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby Macunaima nli » Thu May 23, 2019 12:22 pm

LimeyCunt wrote:
Macunaima nli wrote:Dines is a radfem swerf ‘n terf.


What the fuck is one of those when it’s at home?


Sex worker and trans exclusionary radical feminist.

heaps of bodies wrote:
JJCH nli wrote:I had a good giggle the other day. Making my way through the afternoon peak, I was stuck for about 15 mins behind a car bearing the bumper sticker ‘I love gay porn*’. The driver was middle aged and wearing a hi-vis vest, so it seems unlikely that it was an example of post-modernist, hipster irony. It’s placement and size argued against it being a prank by colleagues, so I concluded that indeed the driver was some of a film buff.

I must now find where I can get some. I fancy stickering the car park of the nearest Pentecostal church. I’d happily give Mac R$100 if he could slap one on the bumper of Crivella’s mayoral car.

* Strictly speaking it was I (heart symbol) gay porn.


Years ago, a work-colleague played a prank on me, and it annoyed me, so I made up and stuck a 'bumper sticker' to her Range-Rover that said 'I (heart symbol) Dogging.'

I then forgot about the prank and it was 2 or 3 days later when she was complaining how rude drivers were becoming, hooting and honking her, that I realised it was still there :)


Years ago, it was a fad in the U.S. to have bumper stickers that read “I [heart] my [dog breed here]”.

A friend of mine had little screw icons printed up and went to work covering all the hearts he could find.
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby Guest » Thu May 23, 2019 1:40 pm

Careful now, you'll get J.J. all hot and sweaty.
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby Voice From Limbo » Thu May 23, 2019 2:12 pm

I used to see ads for those in The Atlantic and Harpers, which shows just how ubiquitous and annoying those "I Heart" bumper stickers had become.

I never bought the screws, but once couldn't resist writing a (rather small) U and A inside the O's of someone's "I Heart My Volvo" sticker.

Tiny Revolt.

I did think the "I Spade My Pet" stickers a clever riff.

And was half expecting "I Club My Wife" to show up. :(
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Re: Is Gail Dines the new Mary Whitehouse?

Postby Macunaima nli » Thu May 23, 2019 3:18 pm

I once saw “I [club] baby seals”, which I got a chuckle out of.
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