Hypodermic Syringe Model

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  • Hypodermic Syringe model
    • Feminism
      • Direct link between porn and sexual violence
      • Dwarkin
        • Porn trivialises rape and abuse of women
    • Hald
      • both genders believe porn is positive
        • improves sex life
    • Critique
      • Catharsis
        • relieves aggresion
      • Sensitisation
        • aware of consequences
      • Methodology
        • failure to acknowledge context
      • sophisticated media users=Children
        • distinguish difference between fictional and real
      • Audiences are not homogenous
        • different social characteristics
      • scapegoating
        • blamed for problems in society
      • Evidence is weak- St Helena (Charlton 2000)
    • Censorship increase
      • watershed
      • age restrictions
    • desensitisation
      • 'drip drip' effect
    • injected with messages
    • Bandura
      • disinhibition effect
        • violence allowed in some scenarios
    • Bulger
      • imitation/copycat violence

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