Sexual Assaults in the Military: Porn is Part of the Problem (Opinion)

Posted on November 8, 2013, in Addiction, Child Pornography, Men, Military, Opinion, Women

Publication Information

Title: Sexual Assaults in the Military: Porn is Part of the Problem
Publication: The Witherspoon Institute
Author: Peter J. Smyczek, Kenneth Artz
Date: 06/14/2013

If our military is to lower its rate of sex crimes, it must limit its members’ consumption of pornography and educate them about its risks.

To extract itself from this sexual assault wash cycle, the Air Force, in which we serve, along with other branches of the military, must take swift action to recognize many of the underlying behaviors that lead to sexual assault and warn its Airmen accordingly. Specifically, it is imperative that the Air Force recognize the direct link between sexual assaults and the elevated amount of pornography consumption in its ranks. Pornography has become the new drug of many Airmen, and the service must help its members deal with this addictive new health hazard.

 

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