Let’s Ban Porn”

Ross Douthat for the NYT:

But we are supposed to be in the midst of a great sexual reassessment, a clearing-out of assumptions that serve misogyny and impose bad sex on semi-willing women. And such a reassessment will be incomplete if it never reconsiders our surrender to the idea that many teenagers, most young men especially, will get their sex education from online smut.

One of Douthat’s fundamental arguments is that a lot of goods and services are regulated; why not pornography?

Reminded me also of a recent tweet from Sam Allberry:

If you’re committed to social justice, there’s at least one tangible thing you can do immediately: stop looking at porn, right now and forever, and persuade as many other people to stop as well.


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March 2, 2018 · culture · pornography · ross douthat · sam allberry · social justice · public health · nyt

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