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Thu May 29, 2014, 11:51 AM

Men Who Read Magazines That Objectify Women Are Less Likely To Respect Sexual Boundaries

One to put in the 'No Shit' pile

Young men who read magazines like Maxim, Playboy, and Men’s Health are less likely to seek their partners’ consent or respect sexual boundaries, according to a recent study conducted by Washington State University researchers. The study’s lead authors say that could be because magazine articles providing tips about how to have a better sex life often give readers a “false impression” about how to negotiate a consensual sexual encounter.
The study was based on over 300 college students who responded to questions about their magazine consumption and personal relationships. Researchers found that “the dominant heterosexual scripts in men’s magazines is negatively associated with consent negotiation intentions.” In other words, the men who read articles about how to land a hot girl are more likely to make inappropriate sexual advances toward women who aren’t interested, or push a sexual situation too far even when their partner is telling them to stop.
The correlation here doesn’t prove that these magazines are causing men to approach women in a predatory way. The researchers point out it’s certainly possible that guys who already have “dismissive” attitudes toward women are drawn to reading magazines that objectify women. But they also suggest that the media can contribute to larger cultural attitudes about sexual relationships.
“We learn a lot about how to act in a relationship by what we see and read in the media,” Stacey J.T. Hust, the lead researcher for the study, explained in a press release about her results. “Bad information can lead to bad decisions.”


http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/05/29/3442515/men-magazines-sexual-boundaries/

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ismnotwasm May 2014 OP
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu May 29, 2014, 11:53 AM

1. duh. and look. you havea no shit. lol. ah ha. but hey. we are probably being HOSTILE

 

to men here.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Thu May 29, 2014, 11:54 AM

2. Heh!

Binkie time

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #2)

Thu May 29, 2014, 11:59 AM

3. bah hahahah. binkie time. got a hide in a thread about serving up our girls and women

 

to our entitled boys so they will not kill us.

i was too hostile, toward our boys.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Thu May 29, 2014, 12:08 PM

4. FFS

Your list of hides is incredible. I know you have a secret fan club and all and any excuse will do to the silly rabbits. I'm upgrading to Binkies, blankets and Dr Suess bedtime stories.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #4)

Thu May 29, 2014, 12:26 PM

5. FFS fs... (for sure). bah ahhaha. i am good

 

hey. shit happen in personal life. time to play. lots of fun. sending kids here, other going there, trips to be planned.

so

thanks for the giggle.

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