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Moral panic? No. We are resisting the pornification of women (Opinion)

Posted on March 24, 2012, in Opinion, Self-Image, Societal, Women

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Full, original article posted here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/01/feminists-pornification-of-women By Gail Dines and Julia Long December 1, 2011 Don’t mix up feminists fighting the the corporate media with rightwing attempts to police sex “Sexualisation” has become a much-debated issue in recent years, and a noticeable feature is the assumption that feminists who oppose sexual objectification are generating a “moral […]

The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community (Research)


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Abstract: Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual’s concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior. It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social […]

First in Print: Fighting Pornography (News)


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by Mike McManus Coldwater, Mich. —When Pat Trueman led the fight against obscenity for the Reagan and Bush I administrations, there were 120 convictions in five years. “All major pornographers were put out of business or put in jail,” he told the Maryland Coalition Against Pornography recently. However, there has not been any prosecution for […]

Upset over ‘pornification’ of America (Opinion)


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I finally found a word I’ve needed for some time now. It’s a word I wanted whenever I saw pictures on Facebook of young females striking the same robotic sexualized pose. It’s a word I wanted when sampling prime-time television programs and hearing male and female anatomy used as punch lines. It’s a word I […]

Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls (Research)

Posted on October 31, 2011, in Brain Science, Children, Psychological, Research, Self-Image, Societal, Teens, Women

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Title: Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls
Publication: The American Psychological Association
Author: APA Task Force: Eileen L. Zurbriggen, Rebecca L. Collins, Sharon Lamb, Romi-Ann Roberts, Deborah L. Tolman, L. Monique Ward, Jeanne Blake
Date: 02/19/2007

Abstract: Journalists, child advocacy organizations, parents and psychologists have argued that the sexualization of girls is a broad and increasing problem and is harmful to girls.The APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls was formed in response to these expressions of public concern. This report examines and summarizes psychological theory, research and clinical experience addressing the […]

Women increasingly ‘pornified’ by popular media: study (NEWS)

Posted on August 30, 2011, in Men, News, Physiological, Psychological, Self-Image, Societal, Women

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BUFFALO, NY, August 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study by University at Buffalo sociologists has found a rise in “pornified” images of women in popular media. The researchers are warning that these findings are cause for concern because previous research has found that such images of women have negative consequences for both men and women. […]

Pornography linked to huge rise in plastic surgery for women (News)


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More than 2,000 women had NHS operations last year while thousands of others may have sought some private treatment Demand for female genital cosmetic surgery – so-called “designer vaginas” – has risen five-fold in a decade on the NHS yet most women do not need it, researchers have found. Surgeons who treat women when there […]

Equal Opportunity Objectification? The Sexualization of Men and Women on the Cover of Rolling Stone (Research)

Posted on August 23, 2011, in Men, Research, Self-Image, Societal, Women

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Abstract: A number of journalists and scholars have pointed to the sexual objectification of women and men in popular media to argue that Western culturehas become ‘‘sexualized’’ or even ‘‘pornified.’’ Yet it is not clear whether men or women have become more frequently—or more intensely sexualized—over time. Ina longitudinal content analysis of images of women […]

Study Finds Marked Rise In Intensely Sexualized Images Of Women, Not Men (News)


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A study by University at Buffalo sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even “pornified.” The same is not true of the portrayal of men. These findings may be cause for concern, the researchers say, because previous research has found sexualized […]

British patients are flocking to take part in 'sex addiction' recovery programmes (News)

Posted on August 15, 2011, in Addiction, Men, News, Psychological, Self-Image, Sexual Violence, Societal, Teens, Women

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It’s a term which has become familiar. Everyone knows what ‘sex addiction’ is, and the eye-rolling it tends to provoke is usually because of the celebrities and public figures who have cited it as the cause of their unreasonable sexual behaviour. Think of Russell Brand, David Duchovny. Rob Lowe and Michael Douglas (though he later […]