Pornos und Vergewaltigung

Eine Studie legt nahe, dass die weitere Verbreitung von Pornographie über das Internet die Anzahl der Vergewaltigungen reduziert hat:

The arrival of the internet caused a large decline in both the pecuniary and non-pecuniary costs of accessing pornography. Using state-level panel data from 1998-2003, I find that the arrival of the internet was associated with a reduction in rape incidence. While the internet is obviously used for many purposes other than pornography, it is notable that growth in internet usage had no apparent effect on other crimes. Moreover, when I disaggregate the rape data by offender age, I find that the effect of the internet on rape is concentrated among those for whom the internet-induced fall in the non-pecuniary price of pornography was the largest – men ages 15-19, who typically live with their parents. These results, which suggest that pornography and rape are substitutes, are in contrast with previous laboratory studies, most of which do not allow for potential substitutability between pornography and rape.

Quelle: Pornography, Rape, and the Internet

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the results suggest that a 10 percentage point increase in internet access is associated with a decline in reported rape victimization of around 7.3%

Das spricht dafür, dass es bei Vergewaltigung nicht nur um Macht, sondern auch um Sex geht. Pornos scheinen also nicht die Theorie der Vergewaltigung zu sein, sondern eher der Ersatz für einige Leute, mit denen sie ihre Triebe besser in den Griff bekommen.