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On Porn

As my views are so complex, so nuanced, so inextricably bound up with an irrepressible desire to come up with pun-rich porn movie titles (On Golden Blonde, etc), I have refrained from joining the debate about porn so far. But Helen Reynolds, AKA the InstaWife, has some thoughts here. An excerpt:

And although Anonymous suggests that porn viewership leads to rape, rape rates are plummeting even as porn becomes more pervasive.

I am very sorry that Anonymous’s marriage did not work out. However, while blaming porn for every social ill and for her marriage dissolving may make her feel better, crusading for laws to make other men pay for this failure will not lead to better marriages. It will lead to even more men going underground to view porn – and feeling resentful while they do.

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