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Monday, November 13, 2006

Internet P0rn and Violence

A recent article in Slate makes the statistical argument that Internet porn may be correlated with a decrease in rates for the violent crime of rape. One interesting critique of the study discusses some of the data that the study neglected to interpret, suggesting that the data need not imply a benefit from porn, but may be consistent with a shift toward rape that is less likely to be reported (e.g., with acquaintances as victims rather than strangers).

In any case, to live the best life you can, stay away from porn of any kind and live high moral standards.

One more tip: stay away from creeps obsessed with sex. (Get them out of your community now by sending them to Washington - one of the benefits of our democratic process.)

Hat tips to Walter Reade and Mike Parker.

2 comments:

Casual Mormon said...

Interesting.

Porn is really a "no brainer", in my opinion. It's hard to believe that there are people who would support it. I'm not going to go crazy and accuse all pornographers of being rapists, but it is so clearly an unhealthy habit. If you're married, it's unbelievably disrespectful to your spouse. And if you're not married, it's unbelievably disrespectful to your *future* spouse.

Not to mention that doing pornography is supporting a terrible, exploitive industry.

Proud Daughter of Eve said...

I second everything Casual Mormon said.