Again, there are different ideas of what is considered pornographic from artwork, movies, and books. While one may look at a painting that depicts nude forms or read a book that includes sexual acts may not see this as a form of pornography while others would find it morally offensive. Feminist would argue that the morality of porn is it is degrading and humiliating to those involved, not of its sexual nature. Their concern is that it promotes sexism and violence against women or children. “What is objectionable about pornography…is its abusive and degrading portrayal of females and female sexuality, not its content or explicitness” (Rodgerson & Wilson, 1994) However, others may feel that it is sexually liberating and in no way degrading to those involved.
Censorship laws act to continually defend those who feel human sexualisation is a form of moral corruption, and aims to decrease the over accumulation of sexual media content. As defined by Anne- Frances Watson (2014), pornography can be described as ‘obscene,’ as it means different things to different people. Video cassette style porn and adult magazines are losing the popularity race to online porn access. The reason for this transition is that online pornography websites are increasingly starting to behave like social networks ... ... middle of paper ... ... 10. Segal, Josh.
The thought of a masculine or dominating woman may seem like something repulsive to the porn industry. Therefore, there is an obvious misrepresentation of the image of being a woman in terms of the woman being a sexual object; thus, suggesting to men the sexual fantasy of the subordination of women and the dominancy of men. To paraphrase MacKinnon, pornography is a type of sexual politics, which defines men as being superior to women just like the higher class dominates the working class. Pornography creates a type of sexuality which eroticizes male dominance and the submission of women (306); consequently suggesting that a woman’s role simply consists of keeping her husband or partner happy. “Making sex with the powerless ‘not allowed’ is a way of ‘keeping it’ defined ... ... middle of paper ... ...nclusion, violent pornography should not be protected by the constitution because this obscene practice inhibits the free speech of women; essentially making the woman invisible in the political power structure.
I don’t see how displaying women as objects, and putting them in films portraying the abuse of them in a sexual manner is helping to protect their rights(Faigley & Selzer, 540). Minor Claims Strossen also st... ... middle of paper ... ...ealize that there are men out there who have sick minds and the use of pornography adds to the power of their horrifying acts. I think women should stand up and fight for the rights they know they deserve. Women should be able to see themselves in a sexual matter without having to feel submissive, used, and dehumanized at the same moment. We women are powerful and I hope more powerful women like MacKinnon and Dworkin stand up, for then men will have no choice but to face the fact that it’s wrong and it’s going to change forever.
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Women exploiting their bodies by prostitution are at risk too, mentally and physically. Therefore, these women are selling their bodies for the pleasure of making money. Although, the prices of college, gas, schooling, or just about anything has been rising tremendously, a woman should feel shameful for selling her body for sex just to earn a few bucks. Lower class victims will do almost anything such as finding a “sugar daddy”, prostitution, or selling one’s body for sex to get any help they can with financial problems they may have going on. Many negative obstacles will occur from a woman selling her body through prostitution such as, pregnancy, societies v... ... middle of paper ... ...erner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and K. Lee Lerner.
In addition, she contradicts her own stance on the position when she mentions that previous literature containing sexually explicit content should not be censored (Brownmiller 59). Brownmiller paints a very strong, emotional, and offensive picture when she claims that women are, “being stripped, bound, raped, tortured, mutilated, and murdered in the name of commercial entertainment” (59). However, this statement is fallacious and does not provide any factual evidence. Furthermore, she makes the hasty generalization that pornography can make people think that certain things, such as rape, are acceptable (Brownmiller 59). Once again, her claim lacks support and relies solely on a faulty pathos appeal.
The objectification in porn portray women are just a sex object, the sex crimes are increasing in great chances because of the use of pornography, the women’s rights, like the basic unharmed principle, are ignoring by the porn industry. The effects of the pornography can cause make me support reinforcing the monitor of pornography. Some people may say using pornography is a freedom of speech, but there are risks affect a lot of women psychically and physically. The society needs to face the consequences pornography made. Lastly, I knew that there are not only women influenced by porn, it also has children and men.