I hope you’re sitting down, because you’re going to be shocked, shocked at the totally unexpected results of this study on crime and prostitution:
Men who pay for sex are more likely than non-buyers to commit a variety of offenses, including violent crimes against women, according to research conducted in the Boston area.
I know, right? It seems impossible! I mean, as the liberal dudes are always telling us deluded, unfunny, hairy harridans, prostitution and pornography are awesome! It’s a victimless crime, a harmless way for regular guys to do what comes naturally according to their evolutionary destiny. Also, prostitution and pornography empower women! Seriously, those bitches are laughing all the way to the bank!
And yet, here are these pornsick johns (or, as Reuters quaintly refers to them, “buyers of commercial sex”), roaming the city of Boston, committing felonies and assaulting women left and right. It’s almost as if there’s a relationship between violence and misogyny!
For example, significantly fewer sex buyers, 47 percent against 70 percent, reported that they were taught about respect for women in sex education classes.
Almost three in four of the sex buyers reported they learned about sex from pornography, whereas only 54 percent of the non-buyers did so.
The two groups also held significantly different attitudes regarding whether prostitution was consenting sex or exploitation. Men who bought sex were significantly less empathetic toward women working as prostitutes.
But sex buyers “seemed to justify their involvement in the sex industry by stating their belief … that women in prostitution were intrinsically different from non-prostituting women,” the study’s authors said.
And my very favorite:
Sex buyers often commented that they liked the power relationship intrinsic to prostitution.
Well knock me over with a feather.