Logical Fallacy #1 - Lynsey G
Ok, Naomi Wolf. Let’s discuss some of this theory you’re working with over on Al Jazeera. One thing at a time. There are so many issues I see in what you wrote about how porn may be “driving men crazy” that I’ll take it nice and slow. Ease into it, like a man eases into a hardcore porn habit. I’m going to just talk about one issue for the moment, and it’s succinctly stated in this little paragraph, that’s basically restating… ummmm…. your argument: “As with any addiction, it is very difficult, for neurochemical reasons, for an addict to stop doing things – even very self-destructive things – that enable him to get that next hit of dopamine. Could this be why men who in the past could take time-delayed steps to conduct affairs behind closed doors now can’t resist the impulse to send a self-incriminating text message? If so, such men might not be demons or moral ciphers, but rather addicts who are no longer entirely in control of themselves.” Ok, so, you’ve just spent a few paragraphs building up the idea that porn addiction is the result of a chemical addiction to dopamine that’s released when men watch [...]