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The Pornography Debate

- Suppose one accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's suggested statutory definition of pornography. How does one who generally accepts MacKinnon and Dworkin's views on the pervasively harmful effect of pornography, and who accepts a need for legal redress of the harms perpetrated by pornography, deal with pornographic material. The ordinance proposed by MacKinnon and Dworkin would deal with such material by enacting legislation which gives people adversely affected by the works, which clearly fit their definition of pornography, a cause of action against the producers, vendors, exhibitors or distributors for "trafficking", or for an assault "directly caused by the specific work....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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Pornography Promotes Rape

- The topic “Is pornography an inducement to rape?’ discusses that whether pornography can be considered as a consequence of rape. In other words, that is to indicate whether some behaviors such watching or reading pornography could encourage people, especially males, to commit sexual assault. This essay involves the discussion of the activity of pornography is positive or negative, necessary or unnecessary, harmful or harmless to those who watch pornography as a significant encouragement of rape or not....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The Rise of the Pornography Industry

- We as Americans have choices. Living in the nineties almost everything is acceptable, from dyed hair, body piercings, to homosexuality. When do we say enough is enough. How much can we expose our youth to today without turning them into rapist, murders, and thieves tomorrow. We are leaving them nothing for the imagination. Cartoons are now promoting sex, drugs and violence. We don't have respect for other people's boundaries, bodies, or privacy. Women need to stand up for themselves and stop being what the men want them to be and start respecting their bodies....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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Censoring Pornography on the Internet

- The internet was created for the cold war, in the event that the U.S. were attacked, there would be no communication among the nations leaders, because traditional communication would be disrupted by a nuclear blast. Since that time, the internet survived only though commercialization, the original form of the internet was scrapped when the cold war ended. Now, with this medium in the hands of anyone who wants to pay for service, the Internet has exploded with controversial materials that some people think should be censored....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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America Must Censor Internet Pornography

- Since their founding, computers and the Internet have become a tool that nearly every man, woman, and child in the World have been able to use. E-mail has become one of the Worlds fastest growing ways of communication and the Internet has become one, if not the largest source of information available today. You can find just about everything you wanted to know about anything with the stroke of a few keys on the keyboard. However, along with these positive aspects of the Internet, there lies much negativity surrounding the internet and its use....   [tags: Pornography Censorship]

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Internet Pornography and Censorship

- Pornography is sexually explicit material, such as pictures, videos, or even writing, whose primary cause is to cause sexual arousal. The current pornography law states: “For the purposes of this Act, any publication a dominant characteristic of which is the undue exploitation of sex, or of sex and any one or more of the following subjects, namely, crime, horror, cruelty and violence, shall be deemed to be obscene. Or; for the purposes of this Act, any matter or thing is obscene where a dominant characteristic of the matter or thing is the undue exploitation of any one or more of the following subjects, namely, sex, violence, crime, horror or cruelty, through degrading representations of a m...   [tags: Pornography Censorship Essays]

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What Should Be Done About Internet Pornography?

- Is it an abridgment of freedom to restrict access to internet pornography. How would such an abridgment work. Pornography: What it is. For purposes of discussion I will be using the term in 3 different contexts: 1, referring to the collection of visual depictions of erotic activity, usually but not always involving full contact sex; 2, as well as the production and transmittal of same; 3, the industry in general, its depiction, portrayal, and distribution. At every step I hope to make clear in context which I'm referring to....   [tags: Internet Pornography]

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Let’s Put Pornography Back in the Closet

- In her essay “Let’s Put Pornography Back in the Closet,” Susan Brownmiller, a prominent feminist activist, argues that pornography should not be protected under the First Amendment (59). Her position is based on the belief that pornography is degrading and abusive towards women (Brownmiller 59). She introduces the reader to the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, and explains how it relates to her beliefs on censoring pornographic material (Brownmiller 58). In addition, she provides examples of First Amendment controversies such as Miller v....   [tags: Susan Brownmiller, Pornography Essays]

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Censorship of Pornography

- Censorship of Pornography Sex, Erotica, nude women, three some, these are some keywords for finding pornography on the internet. The censorship of pornography has a positive affect on the United States of America and is a good thing because pornography leads to crime, pornography has no positive effects on society, and censoring pornography is not against the constitution. Crimes and pornography have a direct and apparent link. Eighty-one percent of criminals rate pornography as their highest sexual interest ( )....   [tags: Social Issues Argumentative Censor Porn Essays]

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Internet Pornography

- Since the internet is so easy, accessible and essentially unregulated, it leaves room for many controversies, including electronic commerce, credit card fraud, invasion of privacy and more. One of the most controversial problems is internet pornography. Imagine receiving unwanted e-mail and suddenly get sent nude pictures of people and links which invite you to more of what they have already shown. Think about your son, daughter or even yourself being on a music site and you accidentally click a link and before you now it you are being subjected to hard core pornography....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Is Pornography Good?

- Is Pornography Good. Pornography is the theory, Rape is the fact. Robin Morgan, editor of the famous feminist magazine Ms., was quoted as saying this thought provoking statement. This really makes one stop and think. How closely related are pornography and rape, or any violent act for that matter. Many surveys and research studies have been done to answer just that. But the findings have been highly debatable. On one hand, you have people who feel that there is no correlation between the two, that pornography is used only for personal enjoyment, and it stops there....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Pornography and Legislation

- Pornography is yet one of the most popular topics of today's society. Questions are being brought up about how pornography has had an effect on our everyday life styles. Pornography provokes violence through its explicates of obscenity through the literature and the media. Technology has been manipulated by these pornographic materials , and this isn't fair to the public. How do we put a stop to this. The law officials are trying to restate some of the laws that refer to the pornographic field, but it has become a great deal of struggling....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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Cyber Pornography

- Geeks & Pr0n: A study of the culture behind the underground realm of cyber pornography. The spawning of the public Internet as we know it today provided a brand new type of communication, virtually unrestricted, and naturally, as with nearly every other form of communication, has been exploited by pornography. This newly-invented category of pornography, to be called “cyberporn,” would not only revolutionize its own industry, but also help to speed the development and growth of the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Pornography and Feminism

- Pornography and Feminism It is constantly surrounding us. It cannot be evaded. Pornography is an initial part of the entertainment mainstream. Whether it is in magazines, or in music, pornography is gender-prejudiced. The word pornography can be defined as the depiction of erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement. Degrasion towards women is its only accomplishment. The poses they take and the acts they perform are all part of the discrimination that women face . The only thing pornography offers is negative effects on women....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Internet Pornography

- Internet Pornography Material that is reserved for adult use has been widely available to everyone via the Internet. Without any regulation the Internet has remained untouched until a few days ago when the president passed the Communications Decency Act. This law was put into effect to put an end to the problems that have derived from the Internet. The CDA makes it a crime to knowingly send "indecent" material that could be viewed by a minor over a computer online service or on the Internet computer network....   [tags: Cyberporn Research Papers]

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Pornography and Prostitution

- Pornography and Prostitution The topic that I have been researching for the past few weeks has been prostitution. It has been very interesting so far. The studies have shown just exactly what the problems with prostitution are. In some of the older books I read, historians were interested mainly in discussing the attitudes toward prostitution but in more recent work the focus has been on prostitutes themselves including their range of alternatives, their conditions of work, their health and life spans, their careers-and interaction between prostitutes and others, such as reformers, clients, or bosses....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Pornography Does Not Cause Rape

- Pornography Does Not Cause Rape It’s no secret that the United States of America is the number one country in the world for crime and pornography. A lot of speculation is occurring whether or not pornography is the cause of rape. Diana Russell believes whole heartily that pornography is the cause of rape. She claims that pornography shows that women are susceptible and can lead men on by thinking that rape is okay. I would love to know how Mrs. Russell figures that pornography is the primary source for molestation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The Protection of Pornography in Canada

- Introduction During the 1950's there was a social movement against the pornography industry in Canada. Religious and Feminist groups were concerned about the harmful effects regarding the danger and degradation of women. The opposition to this movement was that pornography was a freedom of expression and sexual orientation. This brought about many political debates and controversies about what is ethically right and what is a personal freedom. This created many problems for the Canadian government on how to legislate pornography and up hold the Common Rights of Canada....   [tags: Media Censorship]

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Erotic Art vs Pornography

- Statement of Scope Are erotic art and pornography the same. Is a controversial topic. Sometimes the concept of pornography is well accepted and also can be even conceived as an artistic expression of erotic pleasure. On the other hand, it can be characterized as sinful and obscene. But the topic of whether erotic art can being categorized as pornography gets into this worldwide debate. What are the factors that can affect their distinction. The Museum of Sex located at New York has caused polemic among the people who know about it....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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Is There any Treatment for Pornography Addiction?

- ... Naltrexone targets the brain reward system by blocking the capacity of endogenous opioids to trigger dopamine release in response to reward. It blocks both the nucleus accumbens and interneuron opioid receptors, thereby facilitating an increase in GABA tone and a reduction in nucleus accumbens dopamine levels through both direct and indirect mechanisms (Balfour, Yu, & Coolen, 2004), resulting in pornography’s decreased salience. Ultimately, via gradual desensitization, the addictive behaviour’s salience should diminish (Schmidt & Beninger, 2006; Meyer & Quenzer, 2005) The blocking of some of the pleasure receptors in the brain has been shown to reduce cravings associated with addiction (...   [tags: sexual addiction, medical advice, naltrexone ]

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Child Prostitution and Pornography

- Child Prostitution and Pornography Sexual abuse of children has become a public concern only recently in the United States, young girls and boys have been used to satisfy adult sexual desires for most of our history. Castration of boys, fondling, forced genital or anal intercourse, and sale for prostitution were common through much of Western history. "It was not until the sixteenth century that laws were enacted in England to protect girls and boys under the age of ten from rape and sodomy." (Knudsen,106) p In the nineteenth century, after the exposure of the "white slave" trade, in which young girls were sold or kidnapped and forced into prostitution, the concept of "age of consent" de...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Nudity: Art or Pornography

- Nudity: Art or Pornography People often end up on the opposite sides of the argument concerning the fine line between art and pornography. Artists sometimes include nude depictions or descriptions of the human form in their work. The artists and many other liberals and citizens of the art world argue that it is important for artists to feel the freedom to express themselves in any way that they wish. The problem with this liberty is that many people find the nude body offensive and believe that these images should not be considered art but pornography instead....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Virtual Child Pornography Should be Legal

- Virtual Child Pornography Should be Legal This nation has several issues over which most people's minds freeze up, with the disastrous drug war probably leading the list. I don't share a feeling of squeamishness and horror when it comes to drugs: What I don't want, I don't take, it's that simple. And I don't spend time fretting that my neighbors might be toking, or snorting, in the privacy of their homes. Child pornography is something else; it pushes all kinds of emotional hot-buttons in me....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Cyberporn and Pornography - Sex Should Not be a Spectator Sport

- Pornography - Sex Should Not be a Spectator Sport   Some adults recall the days in the early Sixties with a certain nostalgia, as a time when people were still aware of the distinction between pornography and erotic art, and when erotic books and films could pass the censor only if a case could be made for their artistic value. Everything changed very suddenly, according to the poet Philip Larkin:   Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three. Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles' first LP....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Pornography – Government Censorship Will Never Promote Equality

- Pornography – Government Censorship Will Never Promote Equality Catharine Mackinnon seeks to be the Galileo of sexual inequality: the philosopher free of preconceptions who reveals a new structure, incorporating all known facts, radically different from anything previously understood. The structure Galileo overthrew was the Earth-centered universe. The structure Mackinnon must overthrow, in order to make the law do what she thinks it must, is the First Amendment- centered universe (though Mackinnon would probably say it was the pimp-centered universe; pimp is a favorite term of hers)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Mala Prohibita Crimes

- Prostitution is considered the oldest profession in the world. In any major city around the world, prostitution is a way of life and a thriving business. Many argue prostitution is a victimless crime and should be legalized. In America, prostitution is against the law and enforced by law enforcement agencies across the country. “Cities throughout the United States spent an average of $7.5 to $16 million per year enforcing prostitution laws and addressing negative outcomes associated with prostitution” Murphy, L....   [tags: pornography and prostitution]

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Dangers of the Internet

- Surfing the Internet can truly be fun sometimes. Many times you don’t realize how long you been in there until you sign out and your server tell you that you have spent many hours surfing the net, either that or the sunshine begins to bug you. Yet there’s something that has began to bother me every time I surf the net. I feel that I just can’t trust anyone. People are using this way of communication to be free about anything .It scares me how it is so easy to create identities through the digital world of computers to surf the life of the Internet....   [tags: Internet Pornography]

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The Pornography Debate

- The Pornography Debate Pornography has been the topic of discussion in the court systems for years. Many would like to see legislation against it and software to filter it. The problem is it's not that easy and making laws against it would pose a problem against the first amendment. There have many issues brought up on the grounds that it is demoralizing to women and is filth for the eyes of children. But, is pornography really that harmful. There are many reasons why the government is having trouble putting restrictions on pornography....   [tags: Pornography]

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Internet Pornography

- Pornography is a large issue in the United States and is especially debated within the Constitutional right of freedom of speech. The current law on pornography in America is that anyone under the age of eighteen who accesses pornographic material is subject to persecution. There are many arguments on both sides of the debate, including: a modified age for legal pornography access. This argument emphasizes the fact that if we want to be a truly free country, there should be no limitations on what we watch....   [tags: Internet Pornography]

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The Benefits of Pornography

- Many people have many ideas and opinions on different things in society. One of these things that come up frequently is a person's opinion on pornography whether it is good or bad for society. My opinion is that porn is good for the society with limitations. Limitations that I believe in are that all persons in the pornography must be or the age of eighteen or older and animal pornography should be banned from print. These limitations could be made by the government or by the companies which make the pornography....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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Pornography Viewed by The Four Ethical Standards

- The word Pornography is defined as "writings, photographs, movies, etc., intended to arouse sexual excitement". With each year that passes pornography has been more and more accepted, it can be seen in books, magazines, cable television and most of all through the internet. Many religions go against it, but at the same time people know that there is a reason why people go into the business and accepted it an other people just like it. In this paper I will talk about pornography and how it is viewed by the four ethical standards (Utilitarian, Kant, Human Rights and Justice is Fairness)....   [tags: Ethics of Pornography]

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Got Internet Pornography?

- Got Internet Pornography. Pornography is viewed differently by everyone. Is pornography as bad as it is made out to be. What if it is that persons outlet from reality, just like smoking, drinking, snowboarding, skiing. Is it hurting anyone. Some say it is degrading to women. Do those women that do it think it is degrading. If they did they wouldn’t do it. There are several different types of pornography in the world. It started in art where we had sculptures of Aphrodite naked, we had many artists who painted pictures of nude women....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]

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Ethics of Pornography and Its Negative Affect on Women

- Women have long been exploited through pornographic material, such as videos, photos and literature, these materials, more-so now, than ever, portray women purely as sexual objects. The evolution of the business. popularity has done nothing but help fuel a false impression, subjugating women in modern day culture and society, yet still, banning pornography in the US would be nearly impossible, due to complex issues dealing with the first amendment and obscenity laws. With instances of discrimination based on sexual orientation, race or sex being in most cases illegal, the practice of pornography should most definitely not be acceptable or perpetuated, especially in a country like the US wh...   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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Effects of Internet Pornography

- Effects of Internet Pornography It used to be almost impossible for children to get pornography. Comer stores would place adult magazines such as playboy on the top rack behind all the other magazines so that only the title was visible and it was out of reach of children. Movie stores would have separate rooms at the front of the store for their porn videos; this way they could monitor who went into the room. In today's technologically advanced society, pornographic magazines and videos are becoming extinct....   [tags: Internet Essays Media]

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Children and the Censorship of Internet Pornography

- The Internet is a global network of vast information. With a few clicks, an individual can have access to up to 200 million web-sites filled with educational and recreational information. The Internet is not regulated in anyway (Carnegie Library 1). It is accessible throughout the entire world from the North to the South, to the early morning sunrise and dark sunsets. Different ethnicity and backgrounds come together linked upon this network resembling a connection of one body in unity. Sadly, issues arise creating concern for users, focusing particularly on minors....   [tags: Internet Porn Essays]

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Limiting Children's Access To Internet Pornography

- Pornography is one of mankind's most revered, respected, and repulsed pastimes. Adults can use pornography to relieve stress, enhance their sex lives, or simply as a means of entertainment. One of the easiest and most popular ways of obtaining pornographic material is over the Internet. The only downside is that the Internet is accessible to children; therefore, pornography is accessible to children. While adults should have limitless access to Internet porn, minors should be kept away from this concubine....   [tags: Internet Censorship]

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Troubling Issues of Child Labor in Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

- ... Throughout the beginnings of history, a child working was not uncommon; they took jobs as messengers, apprentices, and worked on farms. However, during the Industrial Revolution, child labor reached new extremes. Children often worked long hours, some as young as 4 years old working for only for 40 cent salaries. Their size allowed them to move in small spaces in factories or mines where adults couldn't fit and were easier to manage and control. Boys in a glass factory working 18-hour shifts were beaten to sustain from falling asleep on the job....   [tags: trafficking, poverty, pornography]

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Pornography : The Market Of Pornography

- 2.1 The Market of Pornography Recent decades have witnessed a growing interest on studying pornography consumption by many academia and scholars from different disciplines, such as economics, sociology and psychology. According to D’Orlando (2011), sex market is considerably vital for many academia and scholars in comprehending the transformation of contemporary customs (D’Orlando, 2011). For example, the study of pornography market may assist in understanding the evolution of the medium of expression....   [tags: Pornography, Internet, Working class]

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The Negative Impact of Pornography on Society

- Pornography is tearing apart the very fabric of our society. Yet Christians are often ignorant of its impact and apathetic about the need to control this menace. Pornography is an $8 billion a year business with close ties to organized crime.The wages of sin are enormous when pornography is involved. Purveyors of pornography reap enormous profits through sales in so-called "adult bookstores" and viewing of films and live acts at theaters. Pornography involves books, magazines, videos, and devices and has moved from the periphery of society into the mainstream through the renting of video cassettes, sales of so-called "soft-porn" magazines, and the airing of sexually explicit mov...   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The Negative Consequences of Pornography

- Watching sexual activities through mass media is prevalent around the world. Due to the recent progress of science and technology, pornography has become a more commercialized activity and a source of prostitution. It is nonetheless certain that everybody does not consume pornography for the same purpose. Some practitioners and producers may consider it as a means of subsistence or a re-enforcement of sexual desire and arousal. Pornography is rejected by many religious organizations on a divine and societal moral basis....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The Pros and Cons of Pornography

- For centuries, humans have been creating explicit images to depict their sexual fantasies and desires. Times have drastically changed, however, since the first known sex guide, Kama Sutra, was illustrated in 5th-century India (King 412). The selling of sexually explicit material is a multibillion dollar industry (King 411). Today, with just the click of a mouse, millions world-wide are able to access pornography and see their sexual fantasies come to life (King 418). According to King, “One third of all use of the internet is connected to porn sites,” (419)....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The Government Should NOT Censor Pornography

- Pornography is an issue that has and will continue to cause much debate. While there are many people who see pornography as degrading, sinful, and disgusting, there is also a large number of people who see it as a turn on, a form of sexual expression, and entertainment. Webster’s Dictionary defined pornography as merely “the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement.” Yet there is still the everlasting question which is “does pornography serve a real purpose, and if so what purpose it that?” continues....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The Negative Consequences of Pornography

- It’s a multi billion dollar industry, it easily accessible by adults and adolescents, its addiction rate is very high. Its not video games or cigarettes it’s Pornography. Pornography is tearing the fabric of society in half and the demand for it is higher than ever. Some people think pornography is just the simple viewing of scantily clad women but it is more than that. The psychological and mental state it puts people in is the worst. Some people think that there isn’t a problem with it but it takes a toll when you don’t notice the effects it is having on your character....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The Government Must NOT Censor Pornography

- It goes by many names, from "smut" to "erotic art." It's as old as civilization itself, and is present in all cultures, with or without the approval of those in authority. It takes many forms, finding expression in literature, music, painting, sculpture and theater, as well as in the more modern media of photography and cinema. Its creators range from the anonymous scrawler to the likes of Catullus, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Titian, and Wagner; and their talents run the gamut from childishly crude to supremely eloquent....   [tags: Pornography Censorship]

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Censoring Internet Pornography

- Introduction Pornography engages people on many levels. Some people enjoy pornography while others believe that the world would be best without it. Some would think that a song like It's Nice to be Nude is a cute song that is celebrating the joys of the human body. Others may think that it is obscene and not worth listening to. Pornography is highly subjective in respect to what it is, how it is defined, and its merits. The intent of this paper is to discuss pornography in a historical context and how it affects librarians in regards to its presence on the Internet....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]

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Does Pornography Exploit or Liberate Women?

- Almost as lucrative as the oil industry; the omnipresent multi-media pornography industry is said to be more profitable than the music and video industries combined. The European Parliament (2003) estimates that more than two-thirds of the £252 million spent by European internet users during 2001 was received by various pornographic websites. This recorded expenditure does not, however, account for the widely available non-internet based pornographic literature, theatre and DVD trade, or for prostitution – the age-old trade from which the term pornography is derived (Potter, 1998); thus effectively deeming the pornography industry to be indescribably profitable....   [tags: Pornography Essays]

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The Negative Impact of Pornography on Behavior

- Studies have shown that pornography has several significant effects on an individual. A study in 2000 conducted by Oddone-Paolucci, Genuis, and Violato revealed information on the correlation between pornography consumption and behaviour (Oddone-Paolucci et al., 2000). Out of 12,323 people, eighty-five percent of people were sampled from the U.S.A, eleven percent from Canada, and two studies were done in Europe (Oddone-Paolucci et al., 2000). Overall, the analysis of the results showed “a thirty-one percent increase in the risk of sexual deviancy, a twenty-two percent increase in the risk of sexual perpetration, a twenty percent increase in the risk of experiencing negative intimate relatio...   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]

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Pornography And Its Effects On Society

- Sitting in Mass on Sunday, looking out at our fellow worshippers in the congregation and I wonder if it is possible that about half of the men there and 1 in 6 of the women are struggling with addiction to pornography. After all these are good Catholics. They come to Mass every Sunday, receive communion and act charitably toward each other. Could they be leaving church and sitting on the internet searching for porn. A survey from techadvisors shows Sunday is the busiest day of the week for porn ‘activity’....   [tags: Pornography, Addiction, Sexual addiction]

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The Pros and Cons of Internet Pornography

- Dating back all the way to the 1980’s, before the internet, pornography was still a very popular and readily accessible phenomenon sweeping the nation. Many groups have tried to shut down the whole institution for the stigma it has of being very distasteful and obscene. These groups, including feminists, religious groups, and even the Reagan administration, for years, have been working toward legislation to outlaw pornography.(Suderman) What they don’t realize is that they are actually trying to remove a safe and creative sexual outlet for many people....   [tags: The Benefits of Internet Pornography]

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The Case Of Revenge Pornography

- Relationship Scandal Over the past few decades, there has been an abundance of people faced with being a victim of blackmail or a threat that will ruin their reputation. If someone personally hasn’t dealt with this, they at least know someone that has experienced the harassment of a former lover through the sharing and exposure of inappropriate videos and images. These people are at fault to Revenge Pornography, also known as the Relationship Privacy Act. Revenge Pornography is the uploading, and or distribution of sexually explicit content of an individual without their permission or consent....   [tags: Pornography, Internet, Victim]

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The Effects Of Pornography On Sexual Offenders

- The Effects of Pornography on Sexual Offenders. Pornography as today, is the representation in books, magazines, photographs, films and media, of scenes of sexual behavior that are erotic or arouse sexual acts. Defining and classifying materials that are considered pornographic has proven somewhat elusive and has varied considerably across time and across different social and cultural context. Pornography can be divided into three categories; Erotica: which are images that express mutual pleasurable sexual expression between people who have enough power to be there by positive choice....   [tags: Pornography, Sexual intercourse, Sex offender]

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Internet Pornography And The Internet

- Internet Pornography Pornography has been around for a very long time and has been created in many different mediums. The most recent of these mediums is the Internet. It is essential to take a look at how this new medium has impacted the production and use of pornography. Specifically, it is important to examine the ways that the Internet has made the pornography more dangerous. Pornography has many potential dangers such as emotional and sexual dissatisfaction, poor body image, unhealthy views of women and sexual relationships, and the exploitation of children....   [tags: Pornography, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Pornography Is Divided Into Two Sides

- Like with everything else, pornography is divided into two sides. Feminists who favor pornography argues that “pornography can be liberating for women, as they explore their own sexual desire and pleasure, and take control of their sexuality, helping them to become autonomous members of liberal society” (Module #4, Lecture #9, slide 27), while its counterpart claims “pornography reproduces and reinforces patriarchy and women’s subordination, objectifying women’s bodies outside of their sexuality, denying women their humanity by degrading and dehumanizing them in the acts depicted in pornography” (Module #4, Lecture #9, slide 28)....   [tags: Gender role, Feminism, Gender, Pornography]

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The Government Should NOT Censor Internet Pornography

- With such a large number of people connected to the Internet, concerns for the safety of viewers have arisen, especially in the area of adult pornography. Many of the people who oppose adult pornography have advocated a law requiring Internet filters that restrict access to all pornographic material on the Internet. However, a law that requires Internet filters for all citizens are not the best solutions because there is insufficient justification to implement them and that many problems would occur from their implementation....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]

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Visual Representation Of Pornography : Pornography, Porno Chic, And The Rise Of Raunch Culture

- Today, a wide variety of visual representation have become the venue for pornography to drive many parts across the broad spectrum of representation (Dennis, 2009). Conventionally, a general understanding of pornography is to express – and possibly also produce and construct – sexual fantasies (Purcell, 2012). However, the nature of pornography does not only restrict by the representation of sexual acts. There are many debates and studies on the mainstreaming of pornography, pornographication, pornification, normalization of pornography, porno chic, and the rise of raunch culture by scholars, journalists and representatives of the porn industry....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Pornography, Human sexuality]

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Internet Pornography Censorship vs Free Speech

- The Internet is a worldwide network of computers and databases that has evolved rapidly in recent years. Tremendous amounts of information are transmitted and are fairly easy to obtain. Although in the past the information available was for the most part educational and business oriented, in recent years it has become much more diverse and questions have been raised as to the appropriateness of the content being viewed and consumed. Another issue is whether or not the government should take an active role in censoring it, especially when it comes to pornography, or cyberporn, as it is more commonly referred to when it is displayed on the Internet....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]

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Is Exposure Pornography Related On Increased Rates Of Rape?

- Is Exposure to Pornography Related to Increased Rates of Rape. Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence against both women and men is portrayed and rationalized in the media. It becomes the most prevalent through the language used among individuals, objectification of women, and the normalcy of sexually violent acts. In order to properly assess the link between exposure to pornography and increased rates of sexual rape, it is prudent to first understand the culture behind sexual violence and what contributes to it....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, Pornography]

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Is Pornography A Ethical Issue Of Pornography?

- What is pornography. And why is it in such demand. Pictures, movies, internet, ext. showing or describing people naked, having sex, or doing any explicit things to cause sexual excitement, is pornography. There are many reasons, why pornography is in demand. Pornography is used for arousal, pleasure, training, prevention. Everyone who chooses to engage in pornography, has there own reasons, as to why. Utilitarianism is an ethical issue of pornography. Utilitarianism; A natural way to see whether an act is the right thing to do (or the wrong thing to do) is to look at its results, or consequences....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Pope John Paul II]

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The Problem of Pornography

-  In the United States someone has to be eighteen years old before they can buy pornography, but just because they have to be eighteen to buy it doesn't mean they have to be eighteen to look at it. Everywhere around the Internet one may stumble upon pornography where anyone, including children, may look at it. Pornography is not something to be proud of and is not something that our children should be able to see randomly on the Internet or in a store at a young age.             In Susan Brownmiller"s essay, "Let"s Put Porn Back in the Closet," she argues that "pornography represents hatred of women, that pornography"s intent is to humiliate, degrade, and dehumanize the female body for the pu...   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Censorship 2014]

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Pornography Is An Acceptable Form Of Expression

- "People pay more money for pornography in America a year than they do on movie tickets, more than they do on all the performing arts combined"(). However, public views on pornography range from condemnation, because of the disturbing acts or images it portrays, to an acceptable form of expression for both men and women.  "Attacks on pornography come from both religious conservatives, who see pornography as encouraging impersonal, casual sex, and from feminists who claim that pornography makes the plight of women worse by encouraging misogynist, sexist, and patriarchal attitudes"().  One the other hand pornography can be seen as liberating, empowering and even educational....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Overview of the Issue of Pornography

- A life in erotic cinematic film also known as skinematography can become a rewarding career and punishing career. An example in pornography could be a camera and two people having sex it can sometimes be over a dozen people having sex. However people in today’s time keep in the shadows and say that pornography is something they hold equal to a painting of some of the greats, on the other side of the scale non-viewers of erotic films will say they are obscene trash and often view the common spectators as dirty minded fiends....   [tags: Sexual Expression, Art, Free Speech]

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Should The Pornography Be Legalized?

- The discussion of pornography and whether is should be legalized or banned in the United States has been a hotly debated for many years. There are those citizens who believe they are entitled to certain freedoms as citizens of the United States. These rights would include the right to choose to participate in the pornography industry. They believe those who produce, distribute, and the purchase pornography should be protected under the rights secured by the Constitution of the United States. In contrast, there are members of the American society who take a very different view in regard to the pornography industry....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Is Pornography Moral Or Immoral?

- 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....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Human sexuality]

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The Controversy Over Internet Pornography

- The Controversy Over Internet Pornography When the car industry comes to mind, you think of Detroit. When oranges come to mind, you think of Florida. When pornography comes to mind, you think of the Internet. Almost everything in today’s society has its place, and the place for the pornography industry is the Internet. Being almost inevitable, pornography has become part of everyone’s Internet experience. Whether its junk e-mail or a nasty pop-up for $3.99 a month subscriptions, its hard to say that there isn’t anyone out there who hasn’t been exposed to Internet pornography in one way or another....   [tags: Computers]

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Internet Pornography and Teens

- Internet Pornography and Teens      This essay discusses the social impact of exposing teens to internet pornography.   In a report, "Generation Rx.com: How Young People Use the Internet for Health Information," the Kaiser Family Foundation says that seventy (70%) of teenagers (defined as ages 15-17) "have accidentally come across pornography on the Web." Fifty-seven percent of the teens said "being exposed to pornography would have serious impact on kids under 18," while 41% teens responded that such exposure is "no big deal."(Generation)   Clearly, there is a major failure of adult responsibility when almost three out of four teens report they have accidentally come across pornog...   [tags: Cyberporn Essays Research Papers]

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The Morphing of Child Pornography

- Morphing of Child Porn      At issue before the Circuit Courts has been the constitutionality of the 1996 Child Pornography Prevention Act (CPPA) in which Congress sought to modernize federal law by enhancing its ability to combat child pornography in the cyberspace era(Free Speech). There is a split in the circuit courts regarding this bill, and this essay will address the discrepancy.   This piece of legislation classifies an image that "appears to be" or "conveys the impression" of a minor engaging in sexually explicit acts as "virtual" child pornography....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Art versus Pornography

- Art versus Pornography       Her head rests on her left knee, with her hands clasped on her ankle.  Locks of hair are thrown about in an auburn blaze.  Her tight rosy lips are as red as her cheeks.  Her dark-blue eyes reveal a half-seductive, half-submissive look.  Her legs are in a subdued spread-eagle formation, leaving her crotch area quite visible.  Her white panties leave little to the imagination. The sexual overtones are more than just a coincidence.       Suspend your imagination for a minute and ask yourself if the description formed in your mind a work of art or, instead, a photograph of softcore pornography, found in such magazines as Hustler or Playboy?  Where this description...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Child Pornography and the Supreme Court

- In this paper we shall present an important case involving the governments attempt to defend a child-protection law designed to guard minors against internet pornography. In Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 00-795, the court heard arguments over the Child Pornography Protection Act of 1996 (CPPA).(Ashcroft) The production or possession of actual child pornography was illegal prior to 1996; the CPPA broadened the definition of child pornography to include images that merely appear to be children engaged in sexually explicit conduct -- for example, images of adults digitally altered to look like children -- or that convey the impression that the individuals involved are minors....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Internet and Child Pornography

- The Internet has become such a vast and quickly growing technology that law makers have had difficulty keeping up with the technological advances within the internet grid and the sick minds of individuals. One specific area of concern is internet safety regarding minors, especially in the area of pornography. There is a controversy that surrounds the policing of the Internet for illicit activities such as pornography that has been going on since the early 1990’s between the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties group that claims policing the Internet would take away personal freedoms from Americans in the form of freedom of speech....   [tags: COPA, Minors, Predators]

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The Problem of Internet Pornography

- The Problem of Internet Porn       This essay will explore the extent of the pornography problem on the Internet, and why they are not as confident under Bush as they were under Clinton. It's one of the hottest industries in America. Yahoo. has profited from it. It's Internet pornography. And with the growth of the Internet, business is booming. But the leaders of the adult entertainment industry are worried. They see the election of George W. Bush and his appointment of Attorney General John Ashcroft as a signal that there may be renewed interest in mounting obscenity prosecutions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Cyberporn Papers]

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All Pornography Should Be Legal

- 1. All pornography should be legal. Why the pornography should be legal. As we all know, the only natural way the continuing our generation is sex and sexual activities. It is a one of the basic need for human nature. In this modern society, pornography is not only fulfilling sexual desire of all human’s it is also being the source of high-income for many people. Can any governments guaranty any of the porn stars to stop what they are doing and they can find other jobs with same amount of money by illegalize it....   [tags: Aristotle, Scientific method, Human rights]

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Negative Impacts of Pornography

- Explicit images and children How are children negatively affected by pornography and other explicit images. One of my earliest memories of a coming in contact with a suggestive image was when I was about 11 years old, I went over to a friend’s house, her father was out of the house so I was keeping her company till he got back, we decided to watch a movie but we has seen everyone she owned, the then noticed a movie hiding under the chair and pulled, it out, popped in into the VHS player and watch....   [tags: explicity images and children]

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Pornography : The Raw Friction Revealed

- Pornography: The raw friction revealed Pornography viewed as a sin and source of revolting evil to most. They use it to have a source in which all sex crimes, the decline of sexual desire in married men, and a long list of other sexual problems that are present. Then there is my view where I see it as not all evil or all good but rather much like the yin and yang sign yang the black representing good and yin the white representing evil neither one is completely good or evil but has a mix of the latter mixed in....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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American Corporations and Internet Pornography

- American Corporations and Internet Porn      In this essay, we shall consider the so-called "reputable" mainstream American companies that are reaping huge profits from Internet porn, as well as related considerations.   Marriott, Westin, and Hilton are known for their pornographic video deliveries to paying rooms, a practice which Omni Hotels discontinued when confronted by the American Family Association. On the other hand, Internet porn companies like Yahoo. In its x-rated Geocities sites, was not intimidated by AFA's threats....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Cyberporn Papers]

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An Opinion On The Question Of Pornography

- It is evident throughout Wislawa Szymborska’s poetry that she is an extremely knowledgeable and worldly woman. Her writing is strongly influenced by her worldly perspective and the value she places upon it. Her experienced view of the world and the knowledge that her experience brought her resulted in a recurring motif of intellect throughout her works. The motif is glaringly prevalent in the poems “An Opinion on the Question of Pornography”, “Discovery”, “Soliloquy for Cassandra”, and “Conversation with a Stone”....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Belief, Sexual arousal]

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The First Amendment Right On Pornography

- The First Amendment right relates to pornography in that and obscenity in that pornography has not always been treated in a manner that would equate to free speech. The common argument for or against it is that it is or isn’t a work of art, and has had multiple interpretations and definitions set and revisions since 1973 by the supreme court. (CITATION) There have also been processes created by the supreme justices, most notably of Justice Burger, who in the case of Miller v. California served as chief justice, gave the majority opinion in that “[t]he basic guidelines for the trier of fact must be: (a) whether 'the average person, applying contemporary community standards ' would find that...   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Internet Pornography, the ACLU, and Congress

- Internet Porn, the ACLU, and Congress       Ashcroft vs. ACLU, 00-1293, deals with a challenge to the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), which Congress passed in 1998. The law, which is the subject of this essay, attempts to protect minors from exposure to Internet pornography by requiring that commercial adult websites containing "indecent" material that is "harmful to minors" use age-verification mechanisms such as credit cards or adult identification numbers.(Child) An earlier version of the law -- the 1996 Communications Decency Act -- was struck down as an unconstitutional restriction of free speech when challenged by the ACLU; the 1998 version attempted to address the constitutio...   [tags: Cyberporn Essays Research Papers]

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Should The Pornography Be Legalized?

- Prostitution is often been said to be one of the oldest profession. With many great and respected civilizations carrying out this practice, it seems normal that prostitution would not be harshly punished. As consenting adults, people have the freedom to choose what they do with their body. That is why the pornographic industry exists. Porn is just filming people who are being paid to have sex. But it is not. Prostitution is more like slavery while porn is more like the movies. That is, actors who are acting....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Rape]

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Watching Pornography with a Partner is Good for the Relationship

- Pornography is a one of the largest topics that are shunned in today’s culture. How pornography in committed relationships is handled is a problem you do not hear about all the time. In Logan Hill’s (2013) article helps understand the reasoning behind why partners watch porn and at the end explains how to deal with this issue. Hill (2013) identifies that watching pornography with your partner will make the other feel less anxious by knowing the unknown (Hill, 2013). Hill (2013) also implies that another reason why the feeling of inadequacy approaches one is by self-esteem reasons (Hill, 2013)....   [tags: body, sex drive, communicate]

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Pornography And Sexual Violence And Downgrades Women

- Pornography is a topic that is absolutely not new to American culture, but why is it becoming such a huge problem. They’re many issues when it comes to porn. For example, people get addicted to watching it. Porn feeds into sexual violence and downgrades women. Because pornography is more commercialized than it has ever been, it has become more of public prostitution. To some people, pornography is just a harmless fad, but it has some many negative effects. According to feminist Andrea Dworkin, porn is more of a sexual explicit subordination of women (Dworkin, 1993)....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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