Shira Tarrant, PhD is a nationally recognized expert on sexual politics and gender issues. Dr. Tarrant is go-to media source for top stories about pop culture, politics, pornography, and masculinity. Her most recent books are The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press), New Views on Pornography (Praeger), and Gender, Sex, and Politics (Routledge). Her publications also include Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power (Routledge), When Sex Became Gender (Routledge), Men and Feminism (Seal Press), and Fashion Talks: Undressing the Power of Style (SUNY Press).

Shira Tarrant's commentary is featured on global media such as The Atlantic, AlterNet, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, Forbes, Sydney Morning Herald, and on radio stations around the country.

Shira Tarrant received her doctorate in political science from UCLA and she is professor with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at California State University, Long Beach. Read more at or follow her on Twitter @shiratarrant.



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