Originally Posted by djulian
I'll add this and be done--I don't think any one book is going to cause a person to become a rapist (or any other kind of sexual offender). I do think a steady diet of pornography can incline a person towards a dehumanized/dehumanizing sexual mindset. This is, of course, an opinion.
I'd disagree about this, in the same way I'd disagree that a steady diet of cop shows and books would incline the reader/viewer towards buying a gun and chasing down criminals.
Entertainment is exactly that, and nothing more. Your average intelligent human being knows the difference between entertainment and reality, and knows that regardless of how an act is depicted in a book or on a TV show, doing it in reality isn't necessarily the same and isn't necessarily right. Excitement and titillation doesn't automatically translate into action.
Doesn't matter if you watch rape or bondage or snuff films every single day; it means you probably enjoy watching them, but it doesn't mean you're going to do them, or even seriously consider them.