July 18, 2012

After Pornified: How Women Are Transforming Pornography & Why It Really Matters {featured book}

Since pre-ordering at Amazon US and Amazon UK is now available for my book After Pornified: How Women Are Transforming Pornography & Why It Really Matters, a note about it here seems appropriate. After Pornified — where female pornmakers lead the way, empowering women to claim their bodies and sex against a pornified culture — seeks to empower and inspire women, and men, to own and explore their bodies and sexualities against pornified media, erotic clichés, and claustrophobic gender stereotypes.

Zer0 Books — the Culture, Society, and Politics imprint of John Hunt Publishing — is my publisher. I am proud to be a part of their team of authors whose discourse is "intellectual without being academic, popular without being populist." The Guardian ran a feature on Zer0 Books this past winter, describing Zer0 Books as "One of the most exciting radical presses at the moment. ... Zer0 titles are commissioned, edited and published quickly — and that energy and velocity carries through to the writing itself. Zer0 writers share an ability to write passionately, avoiding the clunky prose of academia and generating new lines of inquiry rather than just regurgitating critical clichés."— This seems like a good fit for me.

From the publisher's page:
Porn brings up a lot of negative images in our sexualized, pornified culture. But today a growing number of women are radically changing porn to authentically capture with respect and realism the sexual lives of women and men, empowering and inspiring the viewer to claim her sexuality against a pornified culture, and creating a real counterweight to pornified media and porn as it’s been known. Porn affects us. Today, women are leading the way to make those effects positive. After Pornified lets you see how.

Find out more about my book and what people are saying about it at my author's page. My New porn by women blog accompanies my book, and I post related articles and news about it there.

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