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Book Synopsis Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into […]
Title: "Pornography: Does it pose a public health crisis?"
Publication: CQ Researcher
Author: Glazer, Sarah
Introduction Pornography websites attract millions of users each month, reportedly more than either CNN, Amazon or Twitter. A recent phenomenon, “tube” sites, is competing with the traditional porn industry by providing large amounts of free pornographic content from amateur or pirated videos. Because the sites are easy to access through computers or cell phones, children […]
“The paradoxical portrayal of the risk of sexually transmitted infections and sexuality in US magazines ‘Glamour’ and ‘Cosmopolitan’ 2000-2007”
Title: "The paradoxical portrayal of the risk of sexually transmitted infections and sexuality in US magazines 'Glamour' and 'Cosmopolitan' 2000-2007"
Publication: Health, Risk & Society 12.6
Author: Clarke, Juanne N.
Abstract This paper reports on an exploratory, qualitative content analysis of the portrayal of the risk of sexually transmitted infections or diseases (STIs or STDs) and sexuality in the United States (US) versions of the most popular women’s magazines in the world, the English language magazines for young women Cosmopolitan (Cosmo) and Glamour from 2000–2007. […]
“Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies that Work”
Title: "Identifying Effective Counter-Trafficking Programs and Practices in the U.S.: Legislative, Legal, and Public Opinion Strategies that Work"
Publication: US Department of Justice: NCJRS
Author: Bouche, Vanessa, Amy Farrell, and Dana Wittmer
Executive Summary After more than a decade of sustained efforts to combat human trafficking in the United States, it is necessary to step back and examine the effectiveness of key anti-trafficking strategies. Utilizing a multi-method approach, we examine 1) the effectiveness of state-level human trafficking legislation to determine what specific legislative provisions are most effective […]
Title: "Boxing Helena and Corseting Eunice: Sexual Rhetoric in Cosmopolitan and Playboy Magazines"
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Krassas, Nicole R., Joan M. Blauwkamp, and Peggy Wesselink.
Summary This paper analyzes the sexual rhetorics of Cosmopolitan and Playboy magazines to consider how sexuality is constructed in similar ways by sources directed to men and women. We use Goffman’s classifications of gender in advertisements to compare how each magazine uses its pictures to provide cues to readers about sexuality and sexual relationships and […]
“Adult Pornography and Violence against Women in the Heartland: Results from a Rural Southeast Ohio Study”
Title: "Adult Pornography and Violence Against Women in the Heartland Results From a Rural Southeast Ohio Study"
Publication: Violence Against Women
Author: DeKeseredy, Walter S., et al.
Abstract Many rural parts of the United States are now “pornified.” There is growing quantitative evidence revealing that rural women are at higher risk of being victimized by intimate violence than their urban and suburban counterparts. In-depth interviews with 55 rural southeast Ohio women who wanted to leave, were trying to leave, or were in […]
Title: "The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age"
Publication: Josh McDowell Ministry
Author: Barna Group
Book Description The Porn Crisis is not Coming… It is Here. Pornography is pervasive, permeating our culture from shop windows to web ads, premium cable shows to smartphone apps. Where once it was kept literally under wraps, used furtively in secret and shame, porn is now a standard feature of everyday life, seen by most […]
Title: What is the attraction? Pornography use motives in relation to bystander intervention
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: John D. Foubert, Oklahoma State University, Ana J. Bridges, University of Arkansas
Abstract Use of pornography is common among adolescents and young adults, with most men and a growing number of women viewing regularly. A vast body of research suggests pornography use is associated with multiple attitudinal and behavioral variables. One of those associations, for both men and women, is higher pornography use is correlated with a […]
Title: Pornography: A Public Health Crisis - Why Finding A Solution Is So Difficult
Author: Ernie Allen