As cited earlier, one of the driving motivational forces for explaining male pornography use and abuse is the need to humiliate sources of beauty and sexual objects and persons of affection - that in reality - can never be realized. In fact, in this type of case scenario, pornography use and abuse is a coping mechanism for unresolved anger and social rejection. In many cases, sexual fantasies that seem to assist with anger reduction and coping with social rejection are those fantasies that humiliate the sexual object of affection. Moreover, some males will go to extreme measures in order to experience the ultimate orgasmic highs associated with applying humiliation upon the sexual object or person of affection such as: viewing males or females
Here Dobson is explicitly stating that “porn” is the precursor to Bundy’s sins, thereby, further derailing his point to the audience. Moreover, Dobson exploits the stigma and fear surrounding Bundy actions, by insinuating that more women will be “abused and killed the same way you did” as a result of pornography, by preying upon the audience's fear he is able to effectively and dynamically enforce his
Pornography has become available more in current times than in the past; access is tremendously gained through the internet. Over exposure to pornography whether legal or illegal can encourage an individual to engage in sexually deviant proclivities (Hald, et al., 2008). Continual viewing of pornographic material can affect a person’s ability to value conjugal intimacy. Any disproportionate viewing of pornography that is not monitored can cause a person to go from occasional viewing to escalated viewing such as the viewing of hard-core and illegal material which can influence engagement in deviant sexual acts (Hald, et al., 2008). The constant use of pornography can be the causal aspect to creating any type of sexual deviance and the individual viewing such material may attempt to emulate the imagery seen.
“The literal meaning of pornography is the delineation of the life of prostitutes through graphic representations of sexual conduct whose deliberate intentions is to arouse sexual desire and to facilitate its expression” (Yafee, 1982). According to a recent journal, it is stated that the theft of personal property and other crimes in Canada showed a decline of 21% as compared to the last ten years, but the crime rate associated with the sexual assaults remains stable- “the lone crime where there was no decline.” (Kohut, 2015). The influence of pornographic media is not only exploiting the image of women in Canadian society, but also men are affected by this erotic art. Due to issues of hierarchies, men are always perceived as a victimizer in the society (Canadian) rather than a victim, but there are several cases in which men were made to believe that he wasn’t masculine enough in his sexual engagement with a woman (Meulen, 2013). As it is said by River Redwood that “the pornography is about acting and performing only.” The pornographic media are an ‘idealized sexual fiction’ and it is not the best place to learn about the sexual behavior and human communication in the real world.
Roxane Gay once proclaimed, “Rape culture is a culture where we are inundated, in different ways, by the idea that male aggression and violence towards women is acceptable and often inevitable.” Imagine being attacked, stripped of your identity, and being forced into and blamed for actions you did not give consent to. This is considered normal for many women who experience the appalling act of sexual assault and its effects brought upon through the media’s depiction of rape culture. In The Scarlet Letter, a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the protagonist named Hester Prynne is objectified for her act of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” on her bosom for all of eternity. The letter “A” serves as a symbol which outcasts Hester
The cases she brings up do not seem to be the case of outright force, but the leveraging in internal relationship enforcement mechanisms, which is eased by the structural inequalities between men and woman. It does not even have to be structural leverage. Mackinnon points out the use of emotional leverage with a simple “if you love me” (12, 1985). For Mackinnon men watch pornography for the truth about sex and then leverage their power explicitly through assault or more softly in their own relationships to make them match the
David Scott, who is a psychotherapist and works with rape victims, says in his article “How Pornography Changes Attitudes in Pornography: The Human Tragedy,” “half the rapists studied used pornography to arouse themselves immediately prior to seeking out a victim” (Scott). Malamuth, activist, says however not every man (who watches porn) is a rapist, but he can become (Malamuth, 40). As the exposure to pornography increases the oppression and fantasies about rape and has tendency to lead to a real rape (Donnerstein,
Introduction: Gender-based violence (GBV) is the general term used to capture violence that occurs as a result of the normative role prospects linked with each gender, along with the unequal power relationships between the two genders, within the context of a specific society (Bloom 2008, p14).While women, girls, men and boys can be victims of GBV, the main focus is on violence against women and girls. This is not to say that gender-based violence against men does not exist. For instance, men can become targets of physical or verbal attacks for disobeying major concepts of masculinity, for example because they have sex with men. Men can also become victims of violence in the family – by partners or children. (Bloom 2008, p14)However, it has
Exploitation and intimidation of others to achieve personal goals is considered greed and inhuman acts. All the characters in the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, demonstrate the theme of greed at one point. The constant desires for money and power are shown through Patrick Bateman’s power dominance of women during sexual intercourse. Although he paid the women money, but he forced them to the point that it is abuse. This greed is especially shown as he is trying obtain power through his rape of women.
Gender based violence is predominantly a male-patterned violence: a prevalent violence committed most often but not always by men and it is often motivated by aggression, revenge, competition, and entitlement. Gender based violence also includes sexual and other violence against women, partners and children. The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, (2006) viewed Gender Violence as the physical sexual and psychological violation against both men and women, which occurs within the family and the community and is condoned by the government. From the female perspective it can also be defined as violence against women based on women’s lesser status in the society. This includes any act or threat by men or male dominated institutions that is intended to cause physical, sexual or psychological harm to a woman or a girl because of their gender.