Book 6: Pornified, by Pamela Paul
The subtitle of this book, "How Pornography is Damaging our Lives, our Relationships, and our Families," should have tipped me off that this book was going to be full of terrible biases, but unfortunately it did not. Ms. Paul based her book on extreme examples of porn "users" - men in stereotypically antisocial professions who viewed pornography for 5 or more hours a week - a long time to be jerking off in front of a computer. Or so says my husband, who used to work for a porn store, and thus my most accessible "authority" on the topic. Also male, so that must count for something, too.
Anyway, Paul goes on to suggest that watching porn will lead you to neglect your family, become deeply interested in worse and worse pornography, until you find yourself masturbating to child porn and contemplating molesting your young female family members. She seems to make no appreciable discernment between pornography involving such activities as simulated rape, golden showers, and double penetration from more "softcore," two-person male-and-female pornography. She interchanges the words "porn" and "cybersex," not appreciating what seems to be a clear distinction between looking at pictures/watching videos online and actually participating in cybersex, where one (or more?) other people are involved.
Ultimately, Paul seems to suggest that the Internet be censored in the United States, since other countries cannot be trusted to hold the same standards as we do.
I have another book she's written, called The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony. I'm now hesitant to read it, to be honest, since this book is SO extreme in its definition of "feminism."