• Porn users hold more gender egalitarian attitudes

    Well, this is funny — porn users have just been vindicated:

    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. Composite variables from the General Social Survey were used to test the hypothesis that pornography users would hold attitudes that were more supportive of gender nonegalitarianism than nonusers of pornography. Results did not support hypotheses derived from radical feminist theory. Pornography users held more egalitarian attitudes—toward women in positions of power, toward women working outside the home, and toward abortion—than nonusers of pornography. Further, pornography users and pornography nonusers did not differ significantly in their attitudes toward the traditional family and in their self-identification as feminist. The results of this study suggest that pornography use may not be associated with gender nonegalitarian attitudes in a manner that is consistent with radical feminist theory.

    We already knew the porn-sexist trope to be BS, but it’s always nice to have it backed up with peer reviewed evidence.

    You know what’s also funny? How so-called ‘progressives’ wear puritanism as if it was some kind of badge of honor.

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    Article by: Ðavid A. Osorio S

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    • L.Long

      It would be interesting to ask in the survey if the porn user was a woman hating bigoted xtian fundy. Because although you hear them condemn porn the internet monitors say they are the biggest viewers of porn.
      But from my view your post is very accurate. as I like looking at naked women and appreciate their beauty, but is this porn??? Anyway I married an independent woman who was trained in self defense as I made sure both her and my daughter are trained to beat the crap out of men they do not want near them. ANd I have no use for the pretty, faint hearted, can’t do anything woman, I like strong self motivated women, and support feminism.