StandardNET: “Pornography at root of more and more domestic violence incidents”

Utah’s Standard-Examiner reported on September 19:

More women requesting help are reporting that their abuser views pornography, according to officials who work with abused women.

“Five years ago pornography wasn’t something we talked about,” said Kay Card, director of Safe Harbor, a women’s shelter in Davis County.

The pornography is a “cancer”, she said.

“Women can’t compete with the Internet,” Card said…

“The reason many women go back to their abuser is because they do not have a job or a place to live,” said MacFarlane.

One in four women have experienced or are in a violent domestic relationship, she said.
If you’re a woman looking for a mate, and that person uses porn and won’t stop, in some ways it doesn’t matter if the porn causes abusive behavior or merely correlates with it. If you want to reduce your chances of being abused, avoid porn users.

See also:

Testimony from Northampton Shelter for Battered Women: Half of Abusers Use Pornography as a Part of the Abuse (explicit)

Everywoman Center Coordinator: Porn Damages Women; Porn Addiction
Stacey Roth, coordinator of an educational outreach program at Everywoman Center, a women’s advocacy group at the University of Massachusetts, said that, based on accounts of area women speaking about their experiences with domestic abuse, she agrees with recent arguments that pornography damages women.

“Typically, a woman will say that her boyfriend is into very violent forms of pornography and likes to act out specific aspects of that, and she doesn’t know how to stop it,” Roth said, “or a battered woman might perceive a connection between the pornography in her household and the bouts of violence…

“In no other case [of media communications] are people so quick to discount the argument about the human cost, which I think reflects how low protection of women ranks in our priorities. We’re quicker to protest media (material) that depicts the mistreatment of animals than of women,” Roth said. “A society does need to make choices about what attitudes it wants to condone.”

Northampton Shelter Coordinators: Porn a Factor in Many Cases of Domestic Abuse
“People say pornography doesn’t hurt anyone. Real women are being tied up to produce this. Men seeing it think it’s all right,” [Roz] Cuomo said…

Abusive Relationships and Porn: The Similarities (explicit language)

Evidence Assessment: The Role of Pornography in the Physical Abuse of Women
The REA [Rapid Evidence Assessment] identified three studies involving such women. Sommers and Check (1987) surveyed 21 battered women from a shelter and a comparison group of 21 women from the university to investigate the role of pornography in the physical abuse of women. They found the partners of the battered women read or viewed significantly greater amounts of pornographic materials than the partners of the comparison group, and the ‘battered women experienced significantly more sexual aggression at the hands of their partners than did women in the comparison group’ (p 189).

Video Presentation: A Content Analysis of 50 of Today’s Top Selling Porn Films (explicit language)
Ana Bridges: “…I’m going to begin to talk about what it is that we found after looking at these 304 scenes in these 50 top selling pornographic films. In total in the 304 scenes we coded a total of 3,376 acts of aggression. That ends up averaging…to an aggressive act every minute and a half. The scenes on average contained eleven and a half acts of verbal or physical aggression… Bondage Porn Gone Chillingly, Cheerfully Corporate (explicit language)
Sex and Submission
“Our powerless girls scream as they are tied up and forced to have sex over and over. Are they screams for help or do they really just want more?”

Hustler Cartoons: Racism, Misogyny, Anti-Semitism, Homophobia, Pedophilia, Incest, Ridicule of Disabled People… (explicit)
A man watches TV while a woman looks on. On the wall, there’s a baseball bat in a case with this sign: “In case the bitch gets mouthy, break glass”.

Businessmen at a meeting discuss a new doll product, “Baby Kick and Bleed with Bandage and Crutch”. The child is shown saying, “Please no!” The caption reads, “…And we pitch it toward the battered-child market!”

The police are called to a home with domestic violence. On the wall are portraits showing women in bandages and smiling men. One cop says, “Yep, it looks like another family with a history of wife abuse.”
Childhood Spanking Linked to Coerced Sex and Risky Sex in Adulthood; Milks Pain for Profit (explicit)
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Bad Girls Get Spanked
Misbehavin’ bitches get punished!

Intense Fetish # 724 300 Strokes For Spanky
Three hundred hard strokes using six different instruments! With assistance from his slave Nicole Master Len picks three instruments from the wall!Spanky picks three more for a total of six. Spanky is given fifty strokes from each instrument. The strokes are spaced out every three to five seconds. There is only a small break between each new instrument. Every stroke is applied to her tender ass. See her ass get red and bruised with small blood blisters forming. Spanky is a real pain slut. You will see her writhe in pain and then smile in ecstasy.

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Pain 25
Remember when your daddy would come home from work and beat the living shit out of you? Remember how your
flesh bruised and bled at the end of his belt? Some days you thought your worthless life was over. My how you
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Herbert, Brooks and Osayande on Misogyny, Money and Power;’s War on Women and Blacks (explicit)
Extreme Audition #6
What happens when you have a tiny little blonde walk into your studio? Well a lot of fun for Michael Kahn. This pretty little thing was in tears by the end of this video. She had no tolerance for pain and so it was great fun to beat her little ass.

Pain #26
Can you maintain ninety minutes of masochistic mayhem?! Watch today’s most worthless degenerates line up for abuse and debasement. On the street. In private. Female pigs have been stripped of all dignity. Listen to their wretched screams. Watch their distorted pained faces. Then jerk off to the brutal inhumanity of it all!

Now on Sale at The Swirlies (explicit)

Now Showing at The War on Relationships (explicit)
Pain In The Ass
The bitch has been naggin at you all fuckin day. Take out the garnage. Do the dirty fuckin dishes. Dont drink so much beer. Blah Blah Blah. Theres only so much a man can fuckin take so when its bed time make it your turn to be the major pain in her ass…

Now Showing at The War on Privacy and Consent (explicit)
Pain & Tolerance
4 hours of whippin’ good fun! Non-stop spanking binding whipping and domination. This is filled with perversion and mayhem! Subjugate those pathetic little pigs and make them obey!!! Making Nazis Sexy (explicit)
Plenty of movies have been made about the Nazi regime, but only the porn industry expects you to orgasm to it. Now on sale at, you’ll find Nazi Torture Castle (explicit link)…

Punishment Porn: “Whether-She-Wants-It-Or-Not” (explicit)
Strictly Speaking Spanking, a magazine on sale at Bookends of Enfield, calls itself “entertainment for consenting adults”. On reading the magazine, however, one could be forgiven for becoming confused about the role of consent in the entertainment…

SSS publishes a letter from Cindy in California:

I hate being discipline spanked, but I can honestly say I earned every one of them…like when I’d foolishly let my car run out of gas… This time I knew I had gotten myself into even bigger trouble…

“Take down your jeans and panties,” he ordered.

My face averted, I did as I was told. I’ve learned the hard way that hesitating or protesting is stupid. But I haven’t learned how not to feel utterly juvenile and humiliated while I stand there in front of Rich, naked from the waist down while he scolds me, explains what I’ve done wrong, and tells me exactly what I’m about to get…

My shrieking became progressively louder and my bucking became progressively more frantic as he spanked me, and then a funny thing happened. Everything went black. I didn’t pass out, it was more like all my senses shut down, and all I could do was wail out my misery…

I snuggled into Rich’s arms, returning his affections, and promised not to do anything to make him spank me so hard again.

As much as I hate spankings, this is one of my favorite times. The punishment is over, all is forgiven, and the man I love has shown me that he loves me and cares for me…
Military Still Selling Porn on Bases Despite Law (explicit)
We invite you to look over these samples from Playboy and Penthouse and judge if you feel their messages are harmless or not. These images are reproduced from Against Pornography by Diana Russell…

MacKinnon: Framing Torture as Porn Magically Makes It Acceptable

Testimony in Massachusetts: Porn Confuses Young Men about How to Behave
There’s a professor of psychology at UMass Boston who has done his doctoral dissertation and subsequent research on sexual aggression among young college males, and he’s found that in dozens and dozens of interviews that young guys will sit there in a room with him, and they’ll admit to or talk matter-of-factly about, “I did this to her, I did that, and we did this and that,” and they never once refer to themselves as rapists, of course, and they never once refer to the behavior that they’ve engaged in as raping behavior, or in any way criminal. But this psychologist will tell you that he knows that if they were under oath in the court of law, they would be admitting to first degree felonies, but they think it’s normal, perfectly natural herterosexual relations.