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Feminists More Likely to Watch Porn and Other Explicit Material

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  September 18, 2015 at 10:41 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
A new study by researchers from the University of Western Ontario has suggested that feminists are most likely to watch porn and other explicit material. The team observed that people who had watched an adult film at least once in the past year had more egalitarian ideas about women in power and women in the workforce, along with less negative attitudes towards abortion.
 Feminists More Likely to Watch Porn and Other Explicit Material
Feminists More Likely to Watch Porn and Other Explicit Material
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An abstract of the study read, "According to radical feminist theory, pornography serves to further the subordination of women by training its users, males and females alike, to view women as little more than sex objects over whom men should have complete control."

In a complete contradiction of radical feminist ideology, the research team found that watching pornography did not make viewers hold more hostile attitudes towards women. The authors said, "Taken together, the results of this study fail to support the view that pornography is an efficient deliverer of 'women-hating ideology'."

For the study, the research team analyzed data collected between 1975 and 2010 for the 'General Social Survey' which asked Americans about a wide range of issues and personal views - including gender equality and pornography consumption. The study surveyed 10,946 men and 14,101 women with a series of questions about pornography use as well as their attitudes towards women.

The authors further added, "While unexpected from the perspective of radical feminist theory, these results are consistent with a small number of empirical studies that have also reported positive associations between pornography use and egalitarian attitudes. However, the results are based on the broad analysis of the data available and no cause-and-effect statements are warranted or implied here. Instead of demonstrating strong associations between pornography use and support of non-egalitarianism, if anything the current findings actually suggest weak associations in the opposite direction."

The study is published in The Journal of Sex Research.

Source: IANS

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