Rape is down 85% per capita since the early 1970s, and Tim Worstall explains the evidence which shows that more pornography is correlated with less rape.
This is a topic I wrote about in 2006, but what seems to be different here is the internet evidence. From a study showing the change in rape between 1980 and 2000 (quoting Tim Worstall):
Four states with lowest internet access Increase in rape of 53%
Four states with highest internet access Decrease in rape of 27%
Of course, the internet provides easy availability of all sorts of porn. Thus more internet access means more porn. And more porn means less rape.
It seems obvious to me. Men who can release their sexual urges with pornography don’t need to use live women. Yet people resisted the obvious explanation, because it conflicted with feminist theories of rape, and the Christian Right doesn’t like pornography much either
Feminists deny that rape is about men’s sexual urges; they say it’s about men seeking power and control and degrading women. I love it when feminists are proved wrong.