Study finds that watching porn will not result in bad views of women

The idea that pornography leads to negative attitudes toward women is pervasive, helping shape obscenity laws, fuelling censorship attempts and even spawning a recent Hollywood movie.

But the notion may have little actual foundation in fact, suggests a contentious new Canadian study that concludes the average porn user holds, if anything, more egalitarian views regarding women than non-users.

Many pornography aficionados might even be “useful allies” in women’s struggles for equality in work, income and public office, the researchers at London’s Western University argue in a paper that is already generating fierce criticism.

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com//health/porn-study-882992

In the above study they have found that watching porn won’t give men a bad view of women. It even points out that some might be more of allies for women in power and equality.

This has caused a great deal of debate as anti-porn organisations claims that the research is not thorough enough and that it’s based on the wrong age group.

What are your thoughts on this one? Do you think that pornography might be a help for women to be more equal in society or will it only portrait women as sexual objects to be used for male pleasure?

Please read the article above and share your views because I find this very interesting.

I believe that pornography itself is not harmful, but there’s degrees of everything I guess. Porn can be rough and some people like having rough sex, but that doesn’t mean that the woman is oppressed.

I think that pornography might be both empowering and hurtful. Obviously it shows that women have a sexuality as well and that women can experience sexual pleasure which helps towards equality.
However I do think that sometimes women are used in porn, and portrait badly which might poison a young persons mind thinking that’s how you treat women.
The article mention that viewing porn might make a person more accepting of women in higher positions. Sometimes though I think women are dressed up as big bosses just to suck some clerk’s dick, which may or may not make people think that women of power all act like this and that they lack respect.
I do not know if this is the case, I’m just putting it forward as a thought.

So please if you have any thoughts on this matter I’d love to hear them!

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One thought on “Study finds that watching porn will not result in bad views of women”

  1. The porn industry is a toxic one. Many of the people, especially women in the industry are not there because they want to be. Like prostitution, it is exploitation. I don’t trust this study; having a brain and living on this earth tells me that porn skews not only the minds of men, but women as well, on what sex is and what role women are supposed to play in the relationship

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