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Is Porn Culture to Be Feared

Conor Friedersdorf from The Atlantic, examines the issue of whether the rise of streaming, hi-def pornography causes men to use and abuse women. But given that the rise of ubiquitous porn has coincided with significant declines in rape and spousal abuse, and with increasing support among men for gender equality, how can anyone be confident that it makes men disrespect women, let alone that it causes harm so dramatic that it represents a civilizational threat?

This doesn’t prove that the new era of hi-definition, streaming video porn doesn’t represent a public health threat, or that it isn’t morally objectionable, but it does suggest that more study of porn and its effects is a prudent investment.

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