OTTAWA, November 25, 2002 ( – A COMPAS poll has surveyed over 600 Canadians and found that 60% favour legal limits on pornography, with 85% saying adults should not be allowed to enjoy in private any pornography that involves violence against women.  Those most in favour of making “violent” pornography illegal were likely to be women (80% compared to 68% of men), those over the age of 60 (81% compared to 60% of those younger), and people with a high school education or less (71% compared to 60% in the general public.) People under the age of 30 were least likely to feel that such pornography should be illegal (42% compared to 60%).  Countless studies suggest that even “non-violent” pornography, by invading, mocking and denigrating the intimacy of private acts between adults, downgrades human sexuality to such a degree that one of its effects is to increase the likelihood of violent acts such as rape and abuse. The COMPAS poll said nothing of this.  For the full report from COMPAS keep checking the following link:   For related coverage see:  STUDY PROVES “PORNOGRAPHY IS HARMFUL”


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