March 9th, 2010

unleash the furry

Science you can use!

Pornography, Public Acceptance and Sex Related Crime: A Review
International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 32 (2009) 304-314

Studies by other investigators, female as well as male, (Barak, Fisher, Belfry, & Lashambe, 1999; L. Baron, 1990; Davies, 1997) essentially found similarly that there was no detectable relationship of the amount of exposure to pornography and any measure of misogynist attitudes.
Findings by Goldstein and Kant (1973) can also be relevant here. These investigators found that rapists were more likely than non-rapists in the prison population to having been punished for looking at pornography while a youngster. And such was by no means common among the rest of the prison population. In fact, as reported above, the non-rapists had seen more pornography, and seen it at an earlier age. These investigators also found that what does correlate highly with sex offense is a strict, repressive religious upbringing (Goldstein & Kant, 1973). Green too reported that both rapists and child molesters use less pornography than a control group of "normal" males (Green, 1980). This is certainly a thought-stimulating finding.

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The weirdoes at Somethingawful have related stories of their (or their friends') most embarrassing injuries. I think my fave is:

"One of my friends had been visiting family in Australia for a few weeks and was packing to come home a few hours before the flight. Unable to find her passport, she picked up a wooden ruler and proceeded to dance around the room waving it like a wand and shouting 'accio passport!' until she stabbed herself in the eye, had to go to the hospital and missed her flight home."