Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I've Been Thinking This For Ages

Now I have supporting evidence: Ryan Sager reports on a study that shows that, at the least, the prevalence of pornography in American is harmless.

And, in fact, there is some associative, but not causal, evidence that suggests that the availability of porn reduces rape:

Despite the widespread and increasing availability of sexually explicit materials, according to national FBI Department of Justice statistics, the incidence of rape declined markedly from 1975 to 1995. This was particularly seen in the age categories 20–24 and 25–34, the people most likely to use the Internet. The best known of these national studies are those of Berl Kutchinsky, who studied Denmark, Sweden, West Germany, and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. He showed that for the years from approximately 1964 to 1984, as the amount of pornography increasingly became available, the rate of rapes in these countries either decreased or remained relatively level. Later research has shown parallel findings in every other country examined, including Japan, Croatia, China, Poland, Finland, and the Czech Republic. In the United States there has been a consistent decline in rape over the last 2 decades, and in those countries that allowed for the possession of child pornography, child sex abuse has declined.

And I especially find interesting the line that says that the single biggest associative factor with sexual abuse or rape is not pornography... it's a sexually repressive religious upbringing.

So there's actually a scientific reason why there are so many sexual skeletons in Republican closets...

Anyway, in light of this research, I ask all of you readers to support my program to make the world a better place...

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