Watching porn does not cause negative attitudes to women, study finds
Researchers have argued that pornography fans might be 'useful allies' in women's struggles for equality
Saturday 12 September 2015
The average porn user may have more egalitarian views towards women than non-users, a contentious new study has suggested.
Researchers at Western University in Canada have even argued that many pornography fans might be "useful allies" in women's struggles for equality in the workplace and in public office.
Taylor Kohut, the study leader and a post-doctoral fellow in psychology, analysed data from 35 years of the General Social Survey, a US government-funded project that interviews around 24,000 men and women a year about a variety of issues.
They reported in the Journal of Sex Research that the 23 per cent of people who said they had watched an "X-rated" film during the previous year were no more or less likely to identify as feminists than those who did not watch porn.
They also found that, on average, porn-watchers expressed more positive attitudes towards women in positions of power, as well as less negative attitudes towards abortion and women in the workforce.
Kohut said: "I'd rather not live in a culture where our government decide to regulate [or] outlaw behaviour or material because they assume it's harmful. I'd rather they demonstrate it is, first."
Supporting the study Christopher Ferguson, a psychology professor at Texas A&M International University, said that gauges of male aggression such as rape and domestic violence have actually been decreasing throughout the Internet era, the National Post reported.
Dr Ferguson said: "I think if porn were going to ruin society, it's already had 20 years to do it ... And it's not happened."
Kohut said that the results may partly be explained by the fact that porn users are more likely to be liberal people, where as non-users are more likely to be conservative or religious.
The study, however, has been met with much criticism.
Gail Dines, a leading anti-pornography activist, told the National Post: "Maybe some of these guys do believe in abortion more, maybe they do believe women should hold office more, but... Men have less interest in actual sex with a real woman; they want to act out the porn sex."
Dines also questioned the value of the Kohut's data, arguing that as the average age of the study's respondents was 45 it did not represent teenagers and young men, a key demographic of porn users.
The Independent, September 12, 2015, http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/watching-porn-does-not-cause-negative-attitudes-to-women-study-finds-10498204.html
Russia Blocks World's Biggest Porn Site
Media watchdog takes action
by Joseph Pelletier • September 15, 2015
MOSCOW, September 15, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - Russia has blocked access to the world's biggest pornography website.
The communications watchdog arm of the Russian government, Roskomnadzor, announced in a statement Monday that a ban on the Russian edition of PornHub and ten other pornographic websites has been enacted in an effort to clamp down on unlawful pornographic content. A court ruling from the city of Krasnodar that determined the adult sites violated federal laws concerning the protection of minors from "harmful information" has been cited as the reason.
A spokesman for the porn site in question released a statement saying the company "can confirm that Roskomnadzor has blacklisted Pornhub in Russia and [they] are currently investigating and considering available means to reinstate [the] website in Russia."
Roskomnadzor cautioned in a statement Monday that the price for distribution of illegal pornographic content online can be a prison sentence of two to six years. Russia however is no stranger to porn censorship. In April this year Roskomnadzor announced that 136 adult sites were to be blocked.
But the restrictions aren't limited to smut: The Russian watchdog group temporarily banned both Wikipedia and social media site Reddit; both sites were reinstated after receiving Roskomnadzor-approved edits.
Additionally, Roskomnadzor announced last week via its VKontakte social network page that it was now also illegal to make Internet memes featuring exaggerated or fabricated caricatures of public figures. It cited a violation of Russian legislation on personal information in addition to besmirching "the honor, dignity and business reputation of public figures."
Joseph Pelletier is a staff writer for ChurchMilitant.com
ChurchMilitant.com, September 15, 2015, http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/russia-versus-porn
Comments by Men of Worth Newspaper / Periódico de Los Hombres de Valía
Firstly, I thank for the friendship of Bradon Kamato and Eduardo Moraes and their contribution by sharing with me, respectively, the first and the second article reproduced here. In Facebook, everything my best friends see about licentiousness, church and licentiousness, politics and licentiousness, anti-feminism and pornography or prostitution, they think about me. I am happy with this, this is a premium for my modest work.
The first link in the article by ChurchMilitant.com is to the article by Russia Insider which reproduces the article "Media Watchdog Blocks Access to Russian PornHub, 10 More Adult Sites", published September 08 at The Moscow Times (http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/529636.html). Thus, these two articles were published in the gap of one week after it.
And these articles have relation with a theme I was approaching in my blogs in Portuguese in that same half-month: in that same day 08 of that article in The Moscow Times, I was posting my third text of the series "Christian right-wing, it's over!". In the first text, day 02, I said that "Socialism already shows its own problems, including unsustainability, since Russian Revolution. But it is not in agony, because the right-wing is already dead". Not only the Socialist militancy has undermined the Conservatives and the Christians before it could be visible, that speech of traditional family, chastity, Libertarianism has been defeated by liberals since mid nineteenth century. The two texts after this one, days 04 and 08, are examples of what I exposed in the first. In that "Christian right-wing, it's over! - part 1", I said: "Even I, a girl from the crowd with normal reasoning and an amateur work in the blogosphere, I have more confirmations, in the three years or three days after, of the opinions I talk and write than almost all of them interpret as the minimum of accuracy to someone to be worthy to be called expert or journalist". And I thought it was only in Brazil! I wrote on January 5, 2009:
Ah, and I am a witness that this censorship of sex for teenagers is nonsense. There are still two months for me to do 18 years old, I am watching some scenes of women having sex with two men, to share with my readers friends, while I am preparing this text. (...)
Filters for internet and spyware on behalf of protection of minor children crown the more traditional (and stupid) educational model: little information and a lot of prohibition. With this, parents think their children will know what they want, they will have the principles they want (the ones from their religion), they will marry virgin whom they want, they will have the friends they want and they will have the life they want (as themselves or worse). And the enemies of freedom can offer blandishments for these "kings of the home" without moral authority. Within their own interests (of the enemies of freedom).
("Em nome da proteção às crianças e aos adolescentes, vamos dar apoio a um Estado fascista-muçulmanóide?" - In the name of protecting children and adolescents, will we support a Fascist-Muslim-like State? -, http://avezdoshomens.blogspot.com.br/2009/01/em-nome-da-protecao-as-criancas-e-aos.html)
On the issue of pornography, that first article says too much. The work is "Is Pornography Really about 'Making Hate to Women'? Pornography Users Hold More Gender Egalitarian Attitudes Than Nonusers in a Representative American Sample" and can be seen at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224499.2015.1023427. I would say, not knowing about this work, that thoughts of male porn users about feminist issues would not be different of the ones of average men because average men are porn users and male porn users are average men. But this research indicates that porn users are MORE FEMINIST than average men. Dr. Taylor Kohut has a likely explanation, let us go back to it:
Porn users are more likely to be liberal people, where as non-users are more likely to be conservative or religious.
Well, some of male non-users are liberals in the worst groups, but these are an inexpressive minority. But I wrote in several texts in the last three months that myriads of very ethical and very intelligent persons had been delivered to the socialist militancy by the anti-intellectual puritan Christians until the left-wing governments and militants had shown, recently, that they are able to be even worse, and I wrote on April about how the lies in Christian environment about pornography will bury the Christianism ("Lies that do not work and the truth about pornography: why does not tarry full burial of Christianity", http://avezdoshomens2.blogspot.com/2015/04/lies-that-do-not-work-and-truth-about.html). Fuck! Incidentally, I wrote "The Puritan-Feminism episode 9: some conservative and evangelical women uniting with feminists to censor pornography (and what else?)" (http://avezdoshomens2.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-puritan-feminism-episode-9-some.html) in December 2013, about Gail Dines, mentioned in this article, joining with feminine Christian leaderships in Canada, where those researchers are, to censor porn in internet countrywide as happened in United Kingdom, where the author of this article Alexandra Sims was.
Does it sound boring the "I wrote" in the previous paragraph? Here's the point! How much is the confirmation rate of Conservative Christian analysis about whatever? Incidentally, how about the legalization of pedophilia or the "socialization of the women" which Karl Marx refuted in mid nineteenth century? In that article, there are not surprises to male porn fans, but here is a researcher saying something very similar to tens of serious researches published in the last 20 years at minimum, destroying hoaxes used for decades by Christian preachers and lesbo-feminists as if they had some basis in the reality.
But we have two cases of a theory not surrendering to the facts. In the first article, Gail Dines, not showing arguments by her own, put a real scientific work in doubt only because of its conclusion. In the second article, a government bureau applies a countrywide censorship under a claim tens of times refuted. Conservative Christians will give their applauses, more likely, to the humiliated orgasmless ugly lesbian in the first case and to the new Soviet Union in the second case. Ah, I was forgetting: studies indicating that porn acts in the brain as cocaine, as you know, is a lie. Ah, while we have seen the porn actresses Mercedes Carrera and Valentina Nappi having admirable performances against the anti-sexual "radical" Feminism, another pornstar, Belle Knox, presents herself at The Huffington Post as "a sex-positive feminist and an activist for sex-worker rights", she published there the article "I Don't Want Your Pity: Sex Work and Labor Politics" (April 14, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/belle-knox/sex-work-politics_b_5148528.html) and her unhappy case at Duke University when some cretins found out she was a pornstar was the inspiration to an episode in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" ("Duke Porn Star Belle Knox On The 'SVU' Episode Based On Her Story", October 24, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/duke-porn-star-svu_n_6041258.html).
The Socialism will be defeated only with the dissemination of the mental normality and of the individual power. It makes not sense speaking of individual liberties where the individual experience of the sexual pleasure is repressed through the criminalization of the pornography and of the prostitution. And the Christian right-wing will not be a cultural leadership force when a simple girl as I writes something, only by observation of everyday life plus normal reasoning, six years before it happens and they did not even realized what is going on even when it's already happening. The right-wing Christian puritanism is only surviving because and while the leftists can fit it in their own projects. Assuming that porn male costumers, and increasingly more porn female consumers, are liberal, what will we have? The Christian traditional churches will collapse, at least as they were known in 60's. The Conservative wing will collapse with them. The Liberalism will casually discard its more grotesque part, as if it was a stupid error or something "Conservative Christian", and that's all.
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Casey Calvert stated she is feminist "without a doubt" in an interview to i-D magazine last February ("According to feminist porn star Casey Calvert she's only objectified when she wants to be", https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/according-to-feminist-porn-star-casey-calvert-she39s-only-objectified-when-she-wants-to-be-mx-translation).
Morena bombástica deliciosa Casey Calvert duplamente fodida
Casey Calvert afirmou que ela é feminista "sem dúvida" em uma entrevista para a revista i-D em fevereiro passado ("According to feminist porn star Casey Calvert she's only objectified when she wants to be" - De acordo com a estrela pornô feminista Casey Calvert, ela só é objetificada quando ela quer ser -, https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/according-to-feminist-porn-star-casey-calvert-she39s-only-objectified-when-she-wants-to-be-mx-translation).
Deliciosa bomba morena Casey Calvert es doble follada
Casey Calvert dijo que ella es feminista "sin duda", en una entrevista a la revista i-D febrero pasado ("According to feminist porn star Casey Calvert she's only objectified when she wants to be" - De acuerdo con la estrella porno feminista Casey Calvert, ella sólo es objetivada cuando ella quiere ser -, https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/according-to-feminist-porn-star-casey-calvert-she39s-only-objectified-when-she-wants-to-be-mx-translation).
Deliziosa bruna bomba Casey Calvert è doppio scopata
Casey Calvert ha dichiarato che lei è femminista "senza dubbio", in un'intervista alla rivista i-D scorso febbraio ("According to feminist porn star Casey Calvert she's only objectified when she wants to be" - Secondo la porno star femminista Casey Calvert, lei è oggettivata solo quando vuole essere -, https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/according-to-feminist-porn-star-casey-calvert-she39s-only-objectified-when-she-wants-to-be-mx-translation).