More porn = less rape?
Besides wanting to shower at the mere thought of connecting said dots, I suspect that not only is Worstall correct, but that this may also go some ways towards explaining the generally-degrading treatment of women within porn (and why “porn-for-women” is such a dramatically different beast. Then again, porn-for-women can also be defined as HGTV, which tends to fill itself with as much misandry as its counterpart does misogyny, so….).
Perhaps, like all things, this is the evil of the boob tube (unintentional) at work — it makes you passive. In some cases, perhaps the world benefits by making a certain sort of person more and more passive? The rapist has that evil itch (which, unless I’m well out of date, is more to do with power than sex) satisfied via porn, and then goes out and buys a pizza or something?
Makes you wonder, then, if that idea holds up: what’s porn-for-dictators?