girls are taught that violent and degrading sexual behaviour is acceptable and expected. These effects can contribute to the disconnect that exists between media coverage of sexual violence and the social problem in reality. When I first started out in my research, I was interested in exploring the arguments surrounding the effects pornography has on society. The following entry originally appeared on Framing Science and is cross-posted here. He reached out to Parsons mother, Leah, who was one of the first people to support his motion.
The Effects of Violent Pornography
A woman holds a photo as several hundred people attend a community vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons at Victoria Park in Halifax on April 11, 2013. Ottawa MPs will soon study the effects of easily viewing violent, sexually explicit and degrading content online on the behaviour of children, women and men.
Let that sink in for a moment, he said. And nearly 90 per cent of mainstream sexually explicit content features violence against women, he said in his speech. Conservative MP Arnold Viersen speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Aauw Communications fellow, katherine Broendel guest blogs this month at, framing Science about sexual violence as a social problem. Deeper understanding and awareness of the issue, especially its status as a violent trend in society, may have its effects on public perceptions and policies. It was a story that moved me deeply.