Prostitution Was Made Illegal -- Is Porn Next?

I was reading over the original discussion paper on "Are Pornography and Marriage substitutes for Young Men?" and saw an excerpt from the book Law's Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters that caught my eye:

Friedman (2000) says, of prostitution:

Laws making sex outside of marriage illegal improve the bargaining position of women who want to get married, or stay married, or to maintain a strong bargaining position within marriage. Hence it is rational for women to support such laws. It may also be rational for at least some men to support them...A longer-term result of access to sex without marriage may be a partial breakdown of the institution of marriage. If, as seems to be the case, children brought up by two parents end up on average as better people, more valuable trading partners and fellow citizens, than children brought up by one, preserving the institution of marriage may be desirable for men as well as women.

The authors of the paper, Michael Malcolm and George Naufal, seem to agree that marriage is best for society and men better get off the porn sites and get engaged:

This speaks well to the dual purpose of our paper: extra-marital sexual opportunities can reduce marital formation and stability, and this is an important point for policymakers and for society at large since marital formation is generally regarded in a positive light.

So, marriage is all about what bargaining power women have and finding ways to get men married off to benefit society, women and children--and maybe get better "trading partners"? Seriously? There is no mention of the benefits to men directly, only how their participation will benefit others. So all men are to be sacrificed to the cause without thought to their rights, needs or desires? It's no wonder they have turned to porn. Prostitution was made illegal -- is porn next?

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