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Friday, March 16, 2012

War on Porn


It seems that (P)Rick Santorum not only hates gay sex, but ANY kind of sex-- especially filmed sex.

In the latest of insanities from the former Pennsylvania Senator, Santorum has vowed to fight against what he believes is one of the factors leading to the erosion of American values: The Porn Industry.

"America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography.  A wealth of research is now available demonstrating that pornography causes profound brain changes in both children and adults, resulting in widespread negative consequences. Addiction to pornography is now common for adults and even for some children."
 Don't you just love how these so-called "small government Conservatives" are so hell bent on pushing their way into our personal lives? What's dangerous, however, is that this guy doesn't really know what he's talking about. What else is new, eh?

His claims, for example, that pornography is harmful to women-- contributing to higher rates of violence and rape-- are statistically untrue.


Since the proliferation of porn on the internet, rapes have dropped dramatically. According to Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune:

A state-by-state study by economist Todd Kendall of Clemson University found that "the arrival of the Internet was associated with a reduction in rape incidence. However, growth in Internet usage had no apparent effect on other crimes." He concluded, that "in contrast to previous theories to the contrary, liberalization of pornography access may lead to declines in sexual victimization of women."
Not that we will every find out, because Santorum will NEVER be elected, but I wonder how he expects to bring down a multi-billion dollar-a-year industry in a bad economy. Even his most ardent supporters would scoff at this foolishness-- especially considering that the bulk of pornography sales are actually made by Conservatives. That is how out-of-touch this guy is.




Elect him, America. I DARE you.

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