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Pornography as Trafficking


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Title: Pornography as Trafficking
Publication: Michigan Journal of International Law
Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
Date: 03/14/2005

This talk was given at the conference entitled “Pornography: Driving the Demand in International Sex Trafficking,” co-sponsored by Captive Daughters and the International Human Rights Law Institute of DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. SUMMARY In material reality, pornography is one way women and children are trafficked for sex. … Finally, building on these distinctions, to distinguish […]

Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: “You can have a good time with the servitude” vs. “You’re supporting a system of degradation”


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Title: Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: “You can have a good time with the servitude” vs. “You’re supporting a system of degradation”
Publication: Prostitution Research & Education
Author: Melissa Farley, Emily Schuckman, Jacqueline M. Golding, Kristen Houser, Laura Jarrett, Peter Qualliotine, Michele Decker
Date: 07/15/2011

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS This study compared 101 men who buy sex with 100 men who did not buy sex. The men who participated in this study were matched in terms of age, ethnicity, and education level. Most had a wife or girlfriend at the time of the study. Sex buyers had many more […]

Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women

Posted on June 19, 2015, in Men, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal, Statistics, Teens, Women

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Title: Efficacy of a Sexual Assault Resistance Program for University Women
Publication: The New England Journal of Medicine
Author: Charlene Y. Senn, Misha Eliasziw, Paula C. Barata, Wilfreda E. Thurston, Ian R. Newby-Clark, H. Lorraine Radtke, Karen L. Hobden
Date: 06/11/2015

BACKGROUND Young women attending university are at substantial risk for being sexually assaulted, primarily by male acquaintances, but effective strategies to reduce this risk remain elusive. METHODS We randomly assigned first-year female students at three universities in Canada to the Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act Sexual Assault Resistance program (resistance group) or to a session providing […]

The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?


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Title: The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?
Publication: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Author: Brian Heilman, Luciana Hebert, Nastasia Paul-Gera
Date: 06/01/2014

Women and girls around the world experience staggering levels of rape and other forms of sexual violence. This violence devastates lives, unhinges communities, and hampers greater social and economic development. While the severity, frequency, and purpose of this violence can broaden during times of conflict or emergency, its foundations are laid during “peacetime,” as is […]

Inferring Sexually Deviant Behavior From Corresponding Fantasies: The Role of Personality and Pornography Consumption


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Title: Inferring Sexually Deviant Behavior From Corresponding Fantasies: The Role of Personality and Pornography Consumption
Publication: Criminal Justice and Behavior: An International Journal (Vol 36, Iss 2)
Author: Kevin M. Williams, Barry S. Cooper, Teresa M. Howell, John C. Yuille, Delroy L. Paulhus
Date: 12/01/2008

There is widespread concern that deviant sexual fantasies promote corresponding behaviors. The authors investigated whether that concern is valid in nonoffender samples. Self-reports of nine deviant sexual fantasies and behaviors were compared in two samples of male undergraduates. In Study 1, 95% of respondents reported experiencing at least one sexually deviant fantasy, and 74% reported […]

Child Pornography Offenses Are a Valid Diagnostic Indicator of Pedophilia


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Title: Child Pornography Offenses Are a Valid Diagnostic Indicator of Pedophilia
Publication: Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 115, Iss. 3)
Author: Michael C. Seto, James M. Cantor, Ray Blanchard
Date: 08/01/2006

This study investigated whether being charged with a child pornography offense is a valid diagnostic indicator of pedophilia, as represented by an index of phallometrically assessed sexual arousal to children. The sample of 685 male patients was referred between 1995 and 2004 for a sexological assessment of their sexual interests and behavior. As a group, […]

Sadomasochism: Descent into Darkness


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Title: Sadomasochism: Descent into Darkness
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Author: Robert Peters
Date: 06/01/2015

What prompted me to write this paper was the release of the film, Fifty Shades of Grey, which from what I have read portrays sadomasochism much in the same that Pretty Woman portrayed prostitution. This paper is about the dark underbelly of sadomasochism. Sadomasochism and pornography have much in common, however, and as I worked on […]

A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking


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Title: A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Publication: Regent University Law Review (Vol 23, No 2)
Author: Linda Smith, Samantha Healy Vardaman
Date:

Domestic minor sex trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of America’s children through prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance within U.S. borders. “It is the ‘recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act’ whe[n] the person is … under the age of [eighteen] years.” When considering the crime […]

Men’s Likelihood of Sexual Aggression: The Influence of Alcohol, Sexual Arousal, and Violent Pornography


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Title: Men’s Likelihood of Sexual Aggression: The Influence of Alcohol, Sexual Arousal, and Violent Pornography
Publication: Aggressive Behavior (Vol 32, Iss 6)
Author: Kelly Cue Davis, Jeanette Norris, William H. George, Joel Martell, and Julia R. Heiman
Date: 10/17/2006

Previous research findings have indicated that both alcohol intoxication and violent pornography exposure may contribute to increased sexual aggression by men. This study used an experimental paradigm to examine the effects of a moderate alcohol dose, alcohol-related beliefs, and victim response on men’s self-reported likelihood of committing sexual aggression. A community sample of male social […]