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[liberationtech] Iceland leading the way towards a ban on violent online porn

teamcoltra at teamcoltra at
Mon Feb 18 16:17:27 PST 2013

If I may point out that it's pointless to debate the merits of her research
when the obvious weak link is trying to censor the internet. Even if she is
right, it's impossible to back a topic on the internet especially porn
which we are subjected to even when we don't want it.

We can say "her research is flawed" she will say "no it isn't" much like
the global warming thing... but more pointless.
On Feb 18, 2013 6:24 PM, "Christopher Lueg" <cplueg at> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 6:25 AM, Maxim Kammerer <mk at> wrote:
> >> Iceland's move has been welcomed by Dr Gail Dines, a professor of
> >> sociology at Wheelock College in Boston and the author of Pornland: How
> Porn
> >> has Hijacked Our Sexuality. "Of course internet porn is damaging," she
> said.
> >> "We have years of empirical evidence. It's like global warming – you
> will
> >> always find some global warming deniers out there who can quote some
> little
> >> piece of research they have found somewhere, some science junk, but the
> >> consensus is there.
> >
> > Somehow I doubt this sociology professor understands what empirical
> > evidence is. Her Wikipedia summary certainly suggests that she
> > doesn't.
> "In short, the existing empirical evidence on real-world consumers
> contradicts Dines’ sweeping generalizations about them." (p. 672)
> from: Review Essay by Ronald Weitzer, Dept of Sociology, George Washington
> Univ.
> Pornography’s Effects: The Need for Solid Evidence
> A Review Essay of Everyday Pornography, edited by
> Karen Boyle (New York: Routledge, 2010) and Pornland: How Porn Has
> Hijacked Our Sexuality, by Gail Dines (Boston: Beacon, 2010)
> Available online at
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