26 September 2006

Cathartic media

Everything you know is wrong.

Youth violence is decreasing, and this coincides neatly with the increasing prevalance of violent video games. Take that, Jack Thompson!

Rates of of rape are decreasing, and this coincides with the increasing availability of pornography. Take that, Catherine MacKinnon!

Or, more likely, trying to figure these things out using statistics is just very, very difficult.

1 comment:

TheWayOfTheGun said...

Or, put another way: rape predates pornography by thousands of years.