Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The increased female use of porn

There is an increasing number of women who are hooked on internet pornography.

Rich Tatum writes,

Our culture and what we spend our time thinking about are literally changing the way our brains are wired. As a result, women are getting rewired to be more visual and aggressive

For years women have been understood through psychological research and observation to be typically less visually stimulated than men. There have always been deviants from the norm, but what most likely is leading to an increase in the female population's pornography use are shows like "Sex and the City," "Desparate Housewives," "Lipstick Jungle," and "Gray's Anatomy," among many others. In these shows, affairs are glamorized, and the viewer finds him/herself cheering for the affair to take place, as they are presented the story from the perspective of the tempted spouse. This plants a seed of interest and acceptance of marital infidelity.

Concurrent to that, images of semi-nude and fully nude attractive young males have become much more commonplace in the media (especially in Abercrombie ads), most likely as a result of the homosexual revolution the country has been experiencing since the days of Ellen and her "outing." The BRAVO channel, the "Fab Five" and many other media endeavors that are not only gay-friendly but gay-endorsing have led to the "open-mindedness" of the country, and the blatant attack by the mainstream media upon traditionally Biblical values, specifically producing a complete misunderstanding of the picture painted of Christ as a male husband and the church as his female bride. His love for her drove him to ransom his life for hers, and in her wonder at his deep love for her, she is driven to follow him and respect him.

This progression away from Biblical values in our culture comes down to the simple fact that many people do not know Christ, and therefore we should not be surprised that this is happening. They do not understand him as the husband who cares for his wife, and washes her, and clothes her in white linen to present her spotless before the Holy King. Why do we expect the world to hold to Biblical standards when they do not value them? Rather, we as Christians must protect our lifestyles from conforming to worldly standards.

Tatum further writes,

it's not only through repeated exposure to sexual imagery on TV, in advertising, or online. The primary agent of this mental transformation is due to how we use our minds: what we spend our time thinking about, fantasizing about, and meditating on. Our brains and thoughts are molded by what we surf for, how we chat, and what we write. This negative transformation is the diametric opposite (and dramatic fulfillment) of the principles found in Romans 12:1-2:

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


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3 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

Interestingly, the same people who claim that it is sexist to have gender roles support this movement which eventually reduces women to objects for non-committal sexual entertainment. In addition, these shows and this mindset still set up the woman as requiring man's sexual attention for fulfillment.

hmmm... guess they didn't think that one out too well...

Mon Apr 14, 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

actually, if you think it through, it really DOES make sense for their particular agenda - while the men's sexual attention is "required for fulfillment", it is also completely at the absolute control of the women in the show. In these shows, the men are ditsy and weak, and the women are strong and dominating. In a role reversal, the men are seen as simply objects.

Their needing a man sexually, and not wanting anything more, is exactly what I blogged about - it is what we have typically seen from MEN in TV throughout the years, but these shows are doing something very scary - they are turning the "cat and mouse" chase of men and women into a "rabbit and rabbit" chase.

Tue Apr 15, 02:11:00 AM  
Blogger Rich Tatum said...

Thanks for the link and the additional thoughts! I like your analysis: "in her wonder at his deep love for her, she is driven to follow him and respect him." That is so true: gratitude-driven obedience is where it's at. The failure to demonstrate holiness is not a failure to obey commands as much as it exposes our failure to apprehend his love and sacrifice.

Whoever is forgiven much, loves much.

Regards,

Rich
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