The Effects Of Pornography And College Fraternity Men 's Attitudes On Sexual Assault

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One in five college students experiences sexual assault – defined as any forced or unwanted sexual activity, including but not limited to kissing, groping, and rape – during their college career. Around 38% rape incidents are committed by a friend or acquaintance. Furthermore, college men in fraternities are three times more likely to commit sexual assault than other college men (Foubert, Brosi, & Bannon 2011: 217). While there are many factors that could explain a college fraternity member 's increased likelihood to commit sexual assault, Dr. John D. Foubert and his team led a study that addressed the relationship between pornography use and college fraternity men 's attitudes on sexual assault. The results of the study, Pornography Viewing among Men: Effects on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault indicates that there is a strong a correlation between pornography use and an increased behavioral intent to rape, a decreased likelihood to intervene in a rape-related situation, and an increased likelihood to believe rape myths (Foubert, Brosi, & Bannon 2011: 213). Furthermore, the type of pornography one consumes – sadomasochistic, rape, or otherwise – profoundly reflects people 's attitudes towards sexual assault. Pornography reveals a great deal about human sexuality, as has been researched extensively by neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam in their book A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World 's Largest…

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