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Is pornography an inducement to rape?

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Is pornography an inducement to rape?

The topic “Is pornography an inducement to rape?’ discusses that whether pornography can be considered as a consequence of rape. In other words, that is to indicate whether some behaviors such watching or reading pornography could encourage people, especially males, to commit sexual assault. This essay involves the discussion of the activity of pornography is positive or negative, necessary or unnecessary, harmful or harmless to those who watch pornography as a significant encouragement of rape or not.  Furthermore, especially on the questions whether any link exists between pornography and sexual assault and what the link might be.

The question consists of three key words. Pornography refers to books, magazines and films that are designed to cause sexual excitement by showing naked people or referring to sexual acts.1The second one is inducement means ‘leads to ‘ or ‘result in’ an action.2 In the question, an inducement to rape would be anything that encourages individuals to commit a sex crime. Additionally, the third rape is defined as the penetration of mouth, vagina or anus by any part of the attacker’s body or by an object used by the attacker, without the consent of the victim.3

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7 it is no wonder that the relationship between pornography and sexual assault is stronger than the relationship between smoking and lung cancer. The effect for nonviolence pornography should be zero, and the effect for violence pornography should be positive”.

Secondly, the impact of pornography on female is also serious. Pornography lowers status and dignity of female in society because of being portrayed largely as sex objects. Pornography makes some male believe that female seek for being raped and encouraging females to get into high rape-risk situations. Jeff Olson defined in ‘THE DANGERS OF PORNOGRAPHY’ in 2000: “Pornography is responsible for spreading the lie that women re available and willing at a moment’s notice fulfill a man’s sexual demands.8 ”In addition, a large number of male who devour pornography with their eyes compare their wives to what they have seen. And no wife can live up to the youthful, flawlessly shaped. One wife said in ‘An affair of mind’ by Daina Russell in 1993: “although I was careful with my clothes and figure, I found that my husband was increasingly critical of the way I looked… I was not attractive enough to compare with the

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[1]1 Kerby Anderson, ‘The Pornography Plague’, Probe Ministries 1996-2000, London, 2001,p86.

2 Caitlin McMahon & Maggie Seaton(Ed), English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, Third edition, p874.

3 Kaye Healey (Ed), ‘what is rape’, Sexual Abuse, Vol.57, The Spring Press, Australia, 1996, p16.

[2]4 Diana Russell, Against women, 1993,p147.

5 Beneke Timothy, 1999, Men on rape, New York: St.Martin Press, p 237.

[3]6 Charles winick, ‘ the relationship between noneforcement of state pornography laws and rates of sex crime arrests’, Archives of Sexual Begavior, vol.25, iss.5, 1996, p439.

7 Thomas J Gerschick, Debating Sexual correctness: Pornography, sexual harassment, Date rape anf the Politics of sexual equlity. 1995, p57.

[4]8 Jeff Olson, ‘ THE DANGERS OF PORNOGRAPHY’,WHEN A MAN’S EYE, 2000, P76.

    9 Diana Russel , An affair of mind, 1993, p76.

   10 Attorney general, Report of the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography, 1999, p 349.

   11 Diana Russell, PORNOGRAPHY AS A CAUSE OF RAPE, 1994, P 62.

[5]12 Mayall, Alice; Russell Diania, ‘Racism in pornography’, In Diana Russell (ed), Making violence Sexy: Feminist views in Pornography, 1999, p96.

13 Malamuth Neil & Check James, ‘ The effects of aggressive pornography on beliefs in rape myths: Individual differences’, Journal of Research in Personality, 1998,p 365.

14 Malamuth Neil & Spinner Barry, ‘A longitudinal content analysis of sexual vioence’, 1999, p77.

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