Pornography’s Effect on the Circulation of Rape Culture

Pornography’s Effect on the Circulation of Rape Culture
Research paper
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This study assesses the effects of pornography on an individual’s acceptance level of rape myths. Rape myths are a society’s set of attitudes and beliefs in regards to sexual assault and rape which circulate rape culture. Rape culture can be associated with certain ideas that place blame on victims, make excuses for the actions of a perpetrator or obscure the difference between consensual sex and rape. Research has revealed that higher exposure levels to pornography does in fact increase an individual's acceptance of rape myths. A connection has also been found between the amount of violent pornography a person watches and their inclination towards sexual violence. The data for this study was collected via Amazon Turk, by creating a survey and collecting 400 participant responses. This data was studied in SPSS by performing three Pearson’s r tests and two t-tests. A total of three out of the five tests were found to be significant. The Pearson’s r tests assessing the relationship between rape myth acceptance score and the amount of rough pornography watched as well as demeaning porn watched were found to be significant. A t-test testing the correlation between gender and rape myth acceptance was also found significant.

 

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