Why is pornography seen by most people as morally wrong and frowned upon? It can be assumed because it is a private thing. You wouldn’t do it in a public place, it’s just not in society a right thing to do. Another factor could be that people watching porn don’t want their partners to know that they are watching pornography, maybe because they don’t want to make them feel as they are not satisfying them. Or maybe their not and that’s why some people turn to pornography.
The issue of pornography has been debated and argued among many about its effects on morality and society. The questions most raised are is pornography moral or immoral and what defines it as such. Also, what makes something be seen as pornographic and therefore immoral. Often when someone brings up the subject of pornography they often envision something dark and seedy which in no way could ever be justified as virtuous. However, there are others who see it’s as being a healthy outlet and without harm to others.
Two people who have “chosen” to be there and who get pleasure out of it. However, to me it seems that pornography itself is buying into censorship. BY not honestly showing the female side to sexual desires and pleasure, pornography is in itself being censored. It is not the act of sex and sexual p... ... middle of paper ... ... and say that the story of Adam and Eve is sexist as well. But blaming pictures, and other things is not the way to end the controversy.
When art becomes offensive, sometimes people decide to take their disapproval out on the piece, instead of being respectful towards the artist and the work that has gone into the art. This concept is called iconoclasm, and today, iconoclasm is certainly happening. People believe that it is justified to destroy art for the sake of their religious or political beliefs. Our culture has become offensive and hurt, where people now decide that they can take the law into their own hands because of their emotional feelings towards an art piece. Iconoclasm is an emotionally powered act that isn’t justified because there are other ways of having your voice heard or preventing something from happening, besides destroying art.
What is censorship? According the American Civil Liberties Union, censorship is defined as “the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are "offensive. "” This is a very broad definition because any part of anything put out for the world, while you may not be offended by it, someone around you may. Instead of just ignoring the words or the images, many people try to force their ideas and beliefs on others. This falls into the “If I don’t like what I see, then no one can see it” category.
Students were mad about the closing and protested on May 3, 1968 at the University of Sorbonne. Sorbonne is the oldest University in Paris. Thirteen students were arrested based on the testimonies of police officers. It is not certain whether they were true or not. Three days later on May 6, 1968, a bigger protest erupted.
With this in mind, the civil rights movements and peaceful protests helped end segregation in United States. The actions of non-violence civil disobedience gained India independence from British rules. The peaceful actions taken against the Mayanmar Military junta led to the world condemning unlawful actions of the oppressive regime and United Nations supportive for the democratic movement in Mayanmar. Social injustices can’t be fully eradicated because the governments and the mainstream Medias continue to indoctrinate our thoughts and actions. Humans are also programmed to discriminate against the weak, the poor, and the minority.
People fear the unknown. If people get over themselves and move on then maybe people can see that one doesn’t have to be ashamed of what God gave them. Through art people learn and if people keep censoring art than art can’t do its job. In art there are many different reasons for having nudes in your work, however there are three main categories that come up more often. The first reason an artist might depict a nude person is to draw attention to something or some issue.
MacKinnon feels that some pornography should be illegal. Her reason for this view is not that she finds it offensive, but rather that she considers it as a form of sexual discrimination. There are many different views on pornography ranging from the belief that it is harmless fantasy all the way to it being a prime factor of the deterioration for society. MacKinnon says that pornography subordinates women and institutionalizes male supremacy. She even goes so far as to say that it is a political practice.
With this much money being invested into an industry that operates in a capitalistic society, it would be ignorant to hope that it would cease to exist. The truth is that pornography is not going anywhere. The issue that feminists from many different strains are debating is if porn is detrimental to women. And if so, how truly immoral is it? In this paper there will be an examination of how the two different radical-feminist theories have dealt with pornography while also discussing why the issue of pornography can be seen as such a confusing topic for feminists as a whole.