As of today my book is 398 pages long (or 235 155 words). I spent the morning writing about pornography. There is so much to say, but I am endeavouring to be concise.
I discovered Gail Dines' writing on pornography, as well as a research paper entitled Pornography Viewing Among Fraternity Men: Effects of Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault published in 2011 by John D. Foubert, Matthew W. Brosi and R. Sean Bannon. It is fascinating. The authors of this paper wrote:
"Research has shown that men's use of pornography poses a particular threat to women who are either married to or are in committed relationships with men. For women who seek relationships with men that are respectful, honest, monogamous, and based in romantic love, research on Internet pornography shows that what is depicted is the opposite: lack of respect, abuse, multiple partners, and sexual contact without emotional attachment [...] Married individuals who report seeing a pornographic movie in the last year are significantly more likely to divorce, to have an affair, and to be less satisfied with their marriage and with life in general [...]."