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Making Sense of Modern Pornography
New Yorker — While the Internet has made porn ubiquitous, it has also thrown the industry into severe decline. Katrina Forrester reviews The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press).


Porn Is Easy to See but Hard to Talk About

NPR/All Things Considered — Porn is increasingly easy to see, thanks to the Internet and free tube sites like Pornhub. But it's still hard to talk about, which can affect how people view sex. The bottom line is porn is easy to view, but it's still hard to talk about. NPR's Kat Lonsdorf went to Los Angeles to do just that - to talk about it.


What Do We Really Want From Chris Brown?

Rolling Stone — Journalist Mankaprr Conteh explores masculinity and violence, with comments by Shira Tarrant.


The Hidden Economics of Porn

The Atlantic — Journalist Joe Pinsker interviews California State University, Long Beach professor Shira Tarrant, PhD about porn’s financial side and research for her book, The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press).


Cosplay: Beyond the Fantasy

Entertainment Tonight — In ET's first-ever documentary, Cosplay: Beyond the Fantasy, ETonline producer Jesse Goddard follows four cosplayers as they prepare for the Comic-Con Revolution in Ontario, California. Features commentary on sex and gender by Dr. Shira Tarrant.


The Plight of Men

CCTV/Full Frame — Gender expression has a range, and masculinity and femininity do not need to remain tied to their traditional definitions. Shira Tarrant sat down with Mike Walters to discuss men’s roles in society, and why feminism is an issue for all genders.


Sex Positive or Porn? Walmart Joins Two Retailers to Shield 'Cosmopolitan' Magazine from Kids

Airtalk KPCC 89.3FM, Los Angeles — Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, will put copies of Cosmopolitan magazine behind "blinders," following in the footsteps of two other retailers. Is Cosmo too racy to be displayed at retail stores?


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