It's always distressing when a smart writer makes a mess of a science story. Tough reporters who can't be conned by the wiliest of politicians often seem to produce nonsense when they try to write about science.
The latest example of this sad phenomenon comes from the smart and influential feminist writer Naomi Wolf, in a post on CNN's Global Public Square entitled "Is pornography driving men crazy?" She begins by noting "how many highly visible men in recent years (indeed, months) have behaved in sexually self-destructive ways."
She goes on, in the third graf, to lay out her hypothesis:
What is driving this weirdly...