In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape,
mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls.
The man who
these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed.
During his detention
various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and
psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual
Many theories arose in attempts to explain the motivational factors behind his
However, the strongest and most feasible of these theories came not
psychologists, but from the man himself, "as a teenager, my buddies and I would all
sneak around and watch porn.
As I grew older, I became more and more interested
involved in it, (pornography) became and obsession.
I got so involved in it, I
incorporate (porn) into my life, but I couldn't behave like that and maintain the
had worked so hard for.
I generated an alter-ego to fulfill by fantasies under-
Pornography was a means of unlocking the evil I had buried inside myself"
Is it possible that pornography is acting as the key to unlocking the evil in
According to Edward Donnerstein, a leading researcher in the pornography
"the relationship between sexually violent images in the media and subsequent
aggression and . . . callous attitudes towards women is mush stronger statistically
relationship between smoking and cancer" (Itzin 22).
After considering the
rape and molestation, sexual harassment, and other sex crimes over the last few
and also the corresponding increase of business in the pornography industry, the
between violence and pornography needs considerable study and examination.
evidence you will encounter in this paper is evaluated and quantified, it will be
to come away with the realization that habitual use of pornographic material
unrealistic and unattainable desires in men that can lead to violent behavior
In order to properly discuss pornography, and be able to link it to violence,
must first come to a basic and agreeable understanding of what the word pornography
The term pornography originates from two Greek words, porn, which means