Sexism and pornography use: Toward explaining past (null) results

Sheila Garos, James K. Beggan, Annette Kluck, Amanda Easton

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Abstract

Empirical research has failed to provide a clear understanding of the relationship between pornography use and sexism. Study 1 showed an inverse correlation between modern sexism and pornography use, such that participants who used pornography more frequently displayed less sexist attitudes. Study 2 found a positive correlation between pornography use and benevolent sexism, such that participants who used pornography more frequently displayed more benevolent sexism. Our studies provide insight into the largely inconclusive findings of previous research on pornography use and sexist attitudes toward women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-96
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Psychology and Human Sexuality
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2004

Keywords

  • Ambivalent sexism
  • Gender
  • Modern sexism
  • Pornography
  • Sexism

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