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Title: Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media
Subtitle: Toward a Sociological Explanation
Journal: The Journal of Sex Research
Year: May 2000 (Accepted: January 14, 2000, Published online: January 11, 2010)
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Abstract: »This study measures the sexually violent content in magazine, video, and Usenet (Internet newsgroup) pornography. Specifically, the level of violence, the amount of consensual and nonconsensual violence, and the gender of both victim and victimizer are compared. A consistent increase in the amount of violence from one medium to the next is found, although the increase between magazines and videos is not statistically significant. Further, both magazines and videos portray the violence as consensual, while the Usenet portrays it as nonconsensual. Third, magazines portray women as the victimizers more often than men, while the Usenet differs sharply and portrays men as the victimizers far more often. A series of possible explanations for these findings are offered, with the conclusion that the competition among men on the Usenet is an underanalyzed component of the differences among these media.« (Source: The Journal of Sex Research)
Barron, Martin, and Michael S. Kimmel. »Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media: Towards a Sociological Explanation.« Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society. Edited by Michael S. Kimmel et al. New York 2004: 343-354.
Kimmel, Michael S. with Martin Barron. »Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media: Towards a Sociological Explanation.« The Gender of Desire: Essays on Male Sexuality. By Michael S. Kimmel. Albany 2005: 97-110.