Daniel Linz, Neil M. Malamuth's Pornography PDF

By Daniel Linz, Neil M. Malamuth

ISBN-10: 0803944802

ISBN-13: 9780803944800

Does pornography have damaging results on members? What are those results and the way should still society take care of them? The authors of this quantity try and resolution those and different very important questions via putting pornography in the broader context of theories of primary human nature. Their process finds a scientific interweaving of social technological know-how, morality and the legislation from 3 diverse views: conservative//moralistic, liberal and feminist. The booklet should be a useful contribution to present study on pornography and obscenity.

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Generally, any increase in heterosexual activity following exposure to pornography depended upon the presence of a consenting partner with whom the participant was already engaged in sexual activity. A few of the studies have also examined the influence of erotica on low-frequency sexual activity such as homosexuality, anal sex, group sex, and sadomasochism. Both a short-term exposure study (one expo­ sure) and a long-term study (4 weeks) found no evidence of increases in sexual activity immediately or within 6 months after exposure to mate­ rials that included depictions of these activities (Mann et a l , 1970; Mosher, 1970).

When sexual arousal is emphasized by feminists, it is not sexual arousal due to public displays of consenting sex, but arousal in response to women as objects of dominance, violence, and rape. Liberal concerns for freedom of speech ignore the fact that many forms of speech are controlled by the most powerful members of society—usually men rather than women. The liberal notion that all forms of speech should be unregulated is rejected because it does not recognize that the power men have over women to define them in pornography, has, in essence, silenced women.

Subjects exposed to the pre-film message also found the film to be significantly more degrading to women, and the violence to be less realistic, than did subjects who did not receive the warning. These effects did not last beyond the first day of viewing, however. Intons-Peterson and her colleagues developed pre-film briefings de­ signed to be more long lasting. These briefings covered a wide range of information about rape and sexual violence toward women. , 1989). The rape pre-film briefing contained current information about rape drawn from Uniform Crime Statistics, described common effects of rape upon victims, and debunked some popu­ lar myths about rape by citing relevant statistics.

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