Amnesty’s position

The factors that can enable violence against women are many and various and pornography will affect different people in different ways over different time periods and there is not research that we know of that can proove that pornography necessarily leads to violence against women."

"While many individuals would hold the view that it must have a long-term, cumulative and brutalising effect both on an individual and on a societies attittudes to women and what is acceptable, the lack of proven evidence making a consistent direct link means that Amnesty International does not feel it can take a position on the issue."

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