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The Social Costs of Pornography

The statement of this book is intended to increase awareness of the problem and to spark a cultural conversation about the true nature of pornography and the consequences of its ubiquity.

The Social Costs of Pornography

Mary Eberstadt and Mary Anne Layden, The Social Costs of Pornography: A Statement of Findings and Recommendations. The Witherspoon Institute, 2010, 61pp.

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The Social Costs of Pornography

The Social Costs of Pornography: A Statement of Findings and Recommendations has been released. It is the fruit of a meeting hosted by the Witherspoon Institute and cosponsored by STI and The Institute for the Psychological Sciences. This December 2008 Experts Meeting in Princeton provided a forum for discussion and debate for a wide range of scholars, including sociologists, feminists, doctors, philosophers, lawyers and ethicists.

The participants concluded that the consequences of pornography are pervasive. Their published statement is intended to increase awareness of the problem and to spark a cultural conversation about the true nature of pornography and the consequences of its ubiquity.

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Download a PDF file from the Witherspoon Institute.

Watch videos of the presentations, and read conference proceedings on the conference web page.

Read co-editor Mary Eberstadt's related article "The Weight of Smut" in First Things.

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