Gail Dines


Dr. Gail Dines has been researching and writing about the porn industry and sexual violence for over 30 years. Her book Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality has been translated into four languages. Dines is professor emerita of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston.

Dines is founder & president of the nonprofit organization Culture Reframed. Dedicated to building resilience and resistance in youth to hypersexualized media and porn, Culture Reframed works on “solving the public health crisis of the digital age.” An internationally known speaker and consultant to governmental bodies here and abroad, Dines has been described as one of the leading anti-porn scholars/activists in the world.

Dines appears regularly in the media, including ABC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, CBC, and National Public Radio. She has also appeared in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Conversation, and Huffington Post. Her TEDx talk has been viewed half a million times, and her work is the focus of a film by the Media Education Foundation called Pornland: The Documentary.

Dines is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.


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Gail Dines
Gail Dines