Sex Sells, But in Today’s Porn Culture, Objectification and Dehumanization Sell More

In wake of the #MeToo movement, society has become quick to condemn sexual violence yet reluctant to acknowledge what drives, legitimizes, and eroticizes this violence.

Porn reinforces the attitude that if you diminish someone’s humanity, you can do whatever you want to them. After all, objects can’t have feelings or respond—since they are, by definition, objects.

Related: How Porn Dehumanizes Women Through Sexual Objectification

Here’s what research shows about porn contributing to objectifying attitudes and behaviors, its impact on real people, and what this could mean for society’s future.

Recent research on objectification and violence against women

Melinda Tankard Reist,

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