PODCAST: Gail Dines on Iceland’s proposal to ban hardcore pornography online

Iceland has been called the world’s most feminist country. Ranking first in the 2012 Global Gender Gap Report, the country sucessfully banned strip clubs, adopted feminist legislation around prostitution, decriminalizing sex workers and criminalizing the men who buy sex, and have legislated against printing and distributing porn.

Now, the progressive country is considering banning hardcore pornography online.

While some are concerned about the ways in which this kind of ban could impact free speech on the web, the proposal has garned a great deal of support.

In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Gail Dines, professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston, the author of “Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality,” and a founding member of Stop Porn Culture about the proposal.

**Warning: There is some graphic language in this interview

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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