Hedonic Treader wrote:Zanmanoodle wrote:key quote from below article: "For example, those who frequent porn sites more often are more likely to view sex as a purely physical function and to view women as sex objects. [...]The more explicit the material viewed, the more likely young people were to see women in these ways."
I wonder whether this is a domain-dependent (ie. related to sexual relationships) view or a general view. For instance, will men who view women as sexual objects (rather than partners with emotional bonding) in the bedroom also see women as inferior in the workplace? In politics? With regards to personal rights? etc. Hypothetically, humanity could be quite happy even with a view of sex that is reduced to a somatosensoric entertainment activity; as long as children are still raised with adequate support and care.
I believe this is EXACTLY why the age limit is set at suffrage. Its not that kids aren't necessarily ready or a question of when they are ready. Choosing to limit the sale of stuff like porn is kind of a parenting aid. No parent can watch kids every single second and it helps when they cant see gimp suits on display in the mall with out at least taking the time and effort to get a reasonable fake ID. It keeps some 13 year olds sneaking a look at the Victoria Secret catalog instead of walking down to Macs and buying the latest hustler. The goal isn`t and shouldn`t be to make sure no kid ever sees someone naked its to hold kids back a little so they aren't trying to figure out bsdm before someone has sat them down and said 'hey, you ever notice those birds and bees?' At the end of the day if your parents are comfortable enough with your maturity to take the safety lock off your internet you have all the access to porn you could ever need.