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Pornographic Theme in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter: The Pornographic Theme Why has the author of The Scarlet Letter selected such a theme. Why, amid all the suggestive incidents of life in a wilderness; of a retreat from civilization to which, in every individual case, a thousand circumstances must have concurred to reconcile human nature with estrangement from home and country; or amid the historical connections of our history with Jesuit adventure, savage invasion, regicide outlawry, and French aggression, should the taste of Mr....   [tags: free essay writer]

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Comparing Catherine MacKinnon's Not A Moral Issue and Sallie Tisdale’s Talk Dirty to Me

- Comparing Catherine MacKinnon's Not A Moral Issue and Sallie Tisdale’s Talk Dirty to Me Professor’s Comment: This powerful essay contrasts the views of two feminist, Catherine MacKinnon and Sallie Tisdale, each of which perceives pornography in widely divergent ways. While MacKinnon's 'Not A Moral Issue' explains the adverse impacts of pornography to women and society as a whole, Tisdale's 'Talk Dirty to Me: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex' is receptive to pornography despite these adverse impacts, suggesting in fact that the solution to the problems associated with pornography is a greater role of women in production of that pornography....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Porn and Its Side Effects

- Pornography can be defined as the use of sexually explicit materials which are intended mainly for sexual arousal. It has been a subject of great concern especially in connection to violence against women as well as moral degradation in the society (Slade). The emergence of the internet has resulted to greater consumption of pornographic materials by individuals of all ages, mostly the youth. Pornographic content is more graphic than ever before in the history of mankind, while accessibility has become much easier....   [tags: sexually explicit materials]

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The Online Platform

- The anonymity of the online platform also impacts the consequences of pornography. Specifically, “the feeling of anonymity promoted significantly more hostile sexist attitudes toward women” (Shim and Paul 2014). There is a reduction in self-awareness when viewers feel their viewing patterns are anonymous, which results in them seeking more extreme scenes (Shim and Paul 2014). The ability to watch pornography in private allows one to do so without being forced to comply with social norms (Shim and Paul 2014)....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Sex As A Multi Billion Dollar Industry

- Sex has been depicted in various ways for as long as we can remember, Poems, stories and books have been written about it, songs have been sung, paintings and pictures and been drawn about it and many more. Sex captures the attention of people, that’s why it is used to sell anything from cars to beers, and it appeals to our human nature, one that craves pleasure and and gratification. However, there has never been a culture so saturated with sex like the western culture at this time and this has its implications....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Second Special Project For Learning Experience

- The third special project for learning experience for this course requires students to complete a creative controversy. When approaching a controversial subject, we should look at all opinions regarding the subject with our creative problem solving skills. If we engage in conversations with those with opposite opinions we can develop our collaborative learning skills, learn to practice tolerance, and with time become better communicators. All of these skills are characteristics of a good critical thinker....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Gail Dines's How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

- ... Children pornography is illegal in United States. Therefore, pornography directors hire porn stars that look and dress underage to please the demand of children pornography. Therefore, it is harder for the porn industry to distinguish their products from the media because the media has become very similar to pornography. Dines states, “ Thus the major task for the porn industry is to keep looking for new niche markets and consumer bases to open up and exploit while staying within the law, or alternatively, working to change the law-an option that the now mainstream pornography industry increasingly employs.” (Bines, 142) Porn directors are looking for new ways to make porn more extreme a...   [tags: porn culture, gender, relationships, identity]

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Media Representation Of The Body And Its Continuous Depictions

- The 21st century is in a constant battle of media representation of the body and its continuous depictions of it in provocative and sexualized styles blasted at young adults and child audiences. Thus, these kids are all rapidly exposed to sex and images of what is considered ‘sexy’, which quickly becomes the perceived norm for all of them. As a result, our civilization struggles to formulate controls and laws on these forms of media that, especially when it comes in tandem with the variety technological developments, as newer and better forms of them are pumped out every second....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Adult Sites: Banned or Tolerated

- Adult Sites: Banned or Tolerated Over the past decade the Internet has become an essential part of everyday life. It has provided a common ground for people to interact all over the world. Whether it is through information exchange or a simple chat, the Internet has changed the way society operates. Trade, information, and also a wide variety of entertainment have all become accessible features with the click of a button. There is however one form of entertainment that has overtaken almost every other service that the Internet provides....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of The Article ' First Amendment Junkie ' By Susan Jacoby

- According to the Webster-dictionary The First Amendment is an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Since the first Amendment was written by our founding fathers and is part of our constitution it should never be violated. Being able to say and express what one thinks without been afraid of going to jail. In the essays “First Amendment Junkie” by Susan Jacoby and “Let’s Put Pornography back in the closet” by Susan Brownmiller both writes about the First Amendment is when one can express them....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Article Analysis : ' A First Amendment Junkie ' By Susan Jacoby

- What is the First Amendment. According to the “Webster-dictionary” The First Amendment is “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech.” Since the First Amendment was written by our founding fathers and is part of the constitution it should not be violated. This amendment secures the freedom of individuals to express their thoughts freely. In the essays “First Amendment Junkie” by Susan Jacoby and “Let’s Put Pornography back in the closet” by Susan Brownmiller both authors write about the First Amendment....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Religion and Sexual Censorship in America

- “Those of us who trust sexuality must not allow ourselves to be controlled by those who fear it (Marty Klein).” In America censorship has affected various mediums: print, art, television, and internet, as it pertain to sexuality. However the first amendment “protects” the right to free speak, and press. Congress has tried to pass bills to outlaw pornography, (but have failed) ban books for sexual content, and dictate what can be said on TV and radio. If the government is allowed to censor these ways of communication then we, as citizens of a democracy, will be treated as citizens under a dictatorship....   [tags: sex education, media, sexuality, censorship]

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Differences Between Liberal And Radical Feminism

- The combination of liberal and radical feminism is not one that often comes to the mind, but it can be useful to consult various viewpoints when tackling complex issues. Despite drastic differences between them, these two views of feminism do hold some similarities with each other by virtue of their common goal (when that goal is simplified to simply equality of the genders). In this paper I will be outlining some of the basic similarities and differences between these two ideologies of feminism and I may not cover all of the connections and gaps between the two for the sake of length....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism : A Critical Thinking

- Yixin Chen Critical Thinking Words count: 1015 Feminism In the 19th century, man, who was the center of the family; they make money and the most decision for the family. It was more important for married women to stay at home to do the housing work, and they were not allowed to go to work. Therefore, in the 20 century, women complained about the inequality between men and women in both socially and politically. For many years, women have struggled gaining the equal right with men because their opportunity and basic rights were taken when they were born....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Gender, Women's suffrage]

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Constitutional Law and its Contemporary Challenges: Speech, Search and Warrants

- Constitutional Law was created as the chosen way to preserve the United States of America Constitution, ratified by Congress in 1783, in respect to its meanings, use, and enforcement, for free government, and equal justice under the law for all Americans. However, as times and generations have passed, the U.S. Constitution remains the supreme law of the land. Among the most contemporary and controversial elements are the challenges of evolving interpretations of the freedom of speech, and search warrants, which have both had a major impact on society....   [tags: Essays on Constitutional Law]

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Analysis of Advice Provided in Logan Hill's My Boyfriend’s Porn Makes Me Feel Inadequate”

- Introduction Pornography has been a widely debated topic for years because of the unrealistic pressure and expectations that it puts on its viewers. An advice column written by Logan Hill, titled “My boyfriend’s porn makes me feel inadequate”, (2013) will be the focus of this critique. The advice given in this column is centered around the idea that porn should not make you jealous or any less self-confident because you are real and your partner would much rather be with you. The purpose of this paper is to support as well as refute the advice provided by Hill (2013) using course material and empirical research....   [tags: jealousy, annoyances, relationship]

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Studies on The Childhood of Serial Killers

- A serial killer is a person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a "cooling off" period between each murder, and whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification. Most people do not understand what can make a person want to kill multiple people for no reason other than own satisfactional gain. In actuality serial killers have been studied for over hundreds of years, and the information that has been documented continues to grow. The research that I have gathered about serial killers focuses on their childhood development, the differences and similarities between men and female serial kills, and finally general information on ho...   [tags: murder, killing animals, abused]

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Save The Internet

- Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet were pornographic (Kershaw). Did you know that pornography on the Internet is readily available to curious little children who happen to bump into them. Today, the Internet which has only become popular several years ago, is unequivocally one of the most revolutionary innovations in the computer world. The information superhighway has changed peoples' lives dramatically and have created many new exciting opportunities as well as markets to be exploited....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The United States

- The Constitution has been around for 228 years since the ratification, which is a long time. Times are very different now as compared to those, many years ago. Today, the world is different in so many aspects such as technological and medical advances, population growth, and minorities rising. These are things that the founding fathers would have never thought to be possible. So nowadays, the Supreme Court has to interpret the Constitution a lot more to be able to decide on subject matters because they have a hard time relating today’s problems to back then....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Catharine MacKinnon's Book Feminism Unmodified

- Catharine MacKinnon's Book Feminism Unmodified Catharine MacKinnon, in her book Feminism Unmodified, takes a unique approach to the problem of gender inequality in America. She claims that pornography defines the way in which America’s patriarchal society perpetuates male dominance, and attacks traditional liberal methods that defend pornography on the basis of the first amendment’s right to free speech. According to MacKinnon, pornography is not an example of speech but rather an act. She proposes that this act discriminates against women as a class, and therefore violates their civil rights and should be outlawed....   [tags: Catharine MacKinnon Feminism Essays]

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Smut, Erotic Reality/obscene Ideology

- Smut, Erotic Reality/Obscene Ideology In the book Smut, Erotic Reality/ Obscene Ideology , by Murray Davis (1983), the author expresses the idea that the best source for studying human sexuality objectively is "soft core", rather than “hard core” pornography. (Davis p. xix). The purpose of this paper is to critique Davis's claim and to study what understanding of human sexuality someone might have if they used some other resource that is available today, in this case the Internet. Davis argues that , "hard core pornography is usually more abstract and less explicit than soft-core pornography"....   [tags: Murray Davis Human Sexuality Essays]

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Fetishes and Fetishistic Disorders Past and Present by Alfred Binet

- When you hear the word “fetish” most people automatically think of something they would consider to be “weird” or “disgusting.” However, most people never stop to think of the origin of fetishes, why people engage in them, and how the people suffering from what is now called fetishistic disorder deal with their urges and feelings in their day to day lives. When put into perspective, fetishes are not what they seem and the people that have them are not so “strange” after all. The term “fetishism” first came to light in 1887....   [tags: fetishism, sexual fetisism]

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Sexual Ethics, The Christian Tradition And The Liberal Tradition

- There are two views to be considered in sexual ethics, the Christian tradition and the liberal tradition. The Christian tradition believes that sex is special and creates an intimate personal relationship between two people. Whereas the liberal frame sex as just an act that requires two peoples informed consent but other then, that it is no special than any other humanly act. Views on pornography will are consistent to both beliefs, Christian’s more specifically Benn, would argue that pornography will orient one’s sexual desires away from building an intimate relationship....   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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Censorship Today 's Modern Day World

- “As a country, the first amendment says we have a right to freedom of speech. Though this fundamentally sounds fantastic, there are many “regulations” imposed on this concept which is slowly turning the United States into a censored nation. These regulations may not be imposed directly by the government, however an independent agency with very strong ties to the conservatives at the White House, runs an organization that pretty much determines what we can and cant see/ hear.” ©2016 In today’s modern day world, is censorship in the media a good thing or a bad thing, what can be gained and what can be lost....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Human rights]

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The Negative Effect of Television on People

- Of course, Television, one of the main sources of entertainment is pleasurable. Most adults and children find it very interesting to watch television programs. A good number of individuals in the society are unaware that their time, fervor and even their personal rights are sacrificed to watching television. Although television is enjoyable, accessible, cheap and attractive, most of the contents depicted by it such as violence and sexual intercourse have adverse influences on its viewers....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Censorship And Its Effects On The 21st Century

- Since the invention of modern technologies in the 21st century pornography has become easily attainable to any individual that has the desire to view such material. Advancement in technologies has helped bring pornography from the obscure black-market to a rising multibillion dollar industry. Starting in the 1990’s a computer that has an internet connection can view porn, and is accessible to nearly anyone who has the means to afford the device. Of course, there were efforts to stifle pornography during its early years in the United States....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Misunderstanding Relationships in Boogie Nights

- The film Boogie Nights provides an interesting case study of the unique nature of human relationships, specifically love and friendship. It presents a crisscrossing mash-up of various combinations of traditional love categories: friendly (plutonic or nonsexual) love, family love, lust, master/servant or apprentice/teacher love, etc. Besides being entertaining, Boogie Nights presents these combinations to provoke an insight on our part into the nature of love. This insight is exemplified in Jack’s notion of the ideal pornographic film....   [tags: Film, Movies]

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Sex: Abstinence vs Non-Abstinence

- On planet Earth, billions of people engage in sexual intercourse. This is because of the subconscious need humans have to reproduce and ensure the survival of their species. However, the benefits of abstaining from sexual relations of any kind until married outweigh the benefits of non-abstinence from sex. In the modern era, abstinence from sex before marriage is preferable to non-abstinence from sex before marriage. The prevention of unplanned pregnancies, dangerous sexually transmitted diseases, and internet pornography addictions are reasons why abstinence should be chosen over non-abstinence....   [tags: Pro Abstinence Essays]

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Is Canada A Free Democratic Society?

- Canada is a free democratic society that protects and guarantees individual Charter rights and freedoms. However, these rights and freedoms are not absolute and can be limited when they infringe on the rights and freedoms of others. As a result, competing rights and values often emerges; therefore, the courts are in place to create a balance. To create this balance individual and societal factors are taken into consideration when the courts make their decisions. Additionally, the dignity and equality of children rights is violated through the existence of pornographic materials independent of its distribution....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Criminal justice, Law]

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Should the Policy of Internet Censorship Be Adopted in the Society?

- Nowadays, Internet Surfing might have been viewed as a part of our daily life, since the Internet has provided a virtual reality with enormous freedom. Actually, possessing the features of speediness, immediateness, freeness and borderlessness, the Internet was a free domain for every user to act whatever they want. In this cyberspace, someone suggests that the policy of Internet censorship is needed to prevent users from misusing the Internet. However, some people argue that the Internet censorship should not be adopted, as the freedom of speech is the basic human right....   [tags: freedom of speech and expression, cybercrimes]

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Letters From A War Zone

- "Letters from a War Zone" deals with the controversy between men and women banning pornography. In this essay there are many strong personal views on pornography and the brutality of women in porn. Men and women have been at war for many years because of this. I agree with banning pornography because pornography lures men into disrespecting women. This essay makes me angry because it shows another part of life that is really not acknowledged. It seems realistic to me because many women in life are confronted with sex at an early age and become vulnerable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Technology is Degrading Our Quality of Life

- Technology is Degrading Our Quality of Life Technology seems to be advancing at a rate that seems to exceed a regular, average human’s ability or brain capacity to keep up with it. It seems to me, and may to others as well, that every time you go out and purchase something that is considered new, or top-of-the-line, or innovative, the next day you will see something that is considered better or more innovative than what you bought. With the advancement of technology comes the advancement of communication and media, as well as mass communication and mass media....   [tags: Internet Essays]

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Feminism and Porn

- The idea that pornography gives feminists of differing opinions this middle ground that they can meet on and see how to articulate the different desires of feminism and what they want to turn it into is one of the main reasons Catherine Lumby argues that feminists need pornography (par 60). As Lumby writes in “Why Feminists Need Porn,” chapter five of her book Bad Girls, “the notion that you can draw a cause and effect line between fantasy and social practice is disturbing and distasteful to some feminists,” (par 60)....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Sexting: Virtual Abuse of the Human Body

- Sexting: Virtual Abuse of the Human Body While the increased access to technology over the recent years provides almost every consumer with new communication tools at his or her fingertips, it also leads to negative effects. “Sexting” has become extremely popular, especially among teenage consumers. This new action is said to be any sexually explicit messages or pictures between cell phones. Sexting has become so emotionally and physically dangerous that there have been cases where suicide or other self-inflicted injuries have occurred because of the spreading of these messages....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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Sex Offenders And Sexual Abuse

- Every year there are an estimated 50,000 to a million reported cases regarding sexual abuse against children (Flowers, 2006). These cases include, according to Flowers (2006, p. 103), “child rape, child molestation, sexual perversions against children, and the sexual exploitation of children such as through child pornography and child sex rings”. Sex offenders can sometimes be someone within the family, someone close to the family, or they can be someone who is a stranger and has sexual fixations on boys or girls (Flowers, 2006)....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality]

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Consequences from Pushing Send

- Consequences from Pushing Send Sex and cell phones have become the way of the world. Our society has made sex look as if it is okay to do it when one wants and how one wants. For instance, a problem has developed among our youth in sending personal photos through text messaging. This has led to what we call “sexting.” When a child or teen sends this type of photo, do they actually know whose hands it will fall into. Therefore, sexting has many lasting effects that can lead into their adult lives or sometimes result in death by suicide....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Sex Education and Teenage Sexuality

- For the purpose of this essay I will be critically analysing the following four articles in order to identify the ways in which personal and social policy issues contribute to issues relating to sex education and teenage sexuality; Burnie (2013), Pearson (2013), Thomson (2013) and Grimshaw (2013). In order to do this it is important to first identify how sex education and teenage sexuality are characterised within the articles and the discourses that are present in order to establish the ways in which these two issues are constructed as both a personal and social policy issue....   [tags: Article Comparison, Social & Personal Policy]

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Enhances or Endangers: Social Media

- Social media, having both positive and negative consequences, has a greater impact on the lives of teenagers than let’s say, their friends. Having this point put into place it is necessary to evaluate whether social media enhances or endangers the lives of teenagers. Weighing the two sides, it is found that social media causes more harm than help. Social media is a gate that opens up opportunities for child pornography, cyber bullying, and improper communication. Like most things, it is much easier to resist pornography if you are never tempted by it (Source C)....   [tags: modern communication technology]

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Ted Bundy: The Creation of a Serial Killer

- Is Ted Bundy an average serial killer. What do you think of when you hear the words serial killer. Generally a serial killer is a person who looks for young and weak victims, most typically women, because they are the weakest, and cannot fight back to defend themselves. As stated by Serge-Moses Pakhomou “The term ‘serial killer’ was coined by Robert Ressler (Ressler & Shachtman, 1992, 1997) in the 1970s in order to replace the label of ‘stranger killings’, and in order to reflect the repetitive (in series) nature of those murders” (219)....   [tags: famous psychopaths]

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Violent Games And Its Effects On The World

- As a teenage boy, Crake enjoyed playing violent games like Extinction, and Blood and Roses.According to Kronenbeger et al , “aggressive adolescents may seek out aggressive media as a form of stimulation or as a form of entertainment that is consistent with their beliefs about the world” (214).In the games, Crake believes that he is the master of his own success according to his own desires and beliefs. He uses his mental skills to survive and be successful even though that meant having someone else suffer....   [tags: Human, Human sexuality, Nonviolent video game]

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Does Parental Censorship Make Children More Curious?

- Parental Censorship, does it make children more curious. “I cannot define pornography,” United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously said, “but I do know it when I see it” ("I Know It When I See It."). The word “pornography” comes from the Greek language for writing about prostitutes. However, the etymology of the term isn’t that much of a guide to its current usage since many of the things commonly called “pornography” nowadays are neither actually written nor actually about any such prostitutes....   [tags: internet, family, church]

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Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess

- Film scholar and gender theorist Linda Williams begins her article “Film Bodies: Genre, Gender and Excess,” with an anecdote about a dispute between herself and her son, regarding what is considered “gross,” (727) in films. It is this anecdote that invites her readers to understand the motivations and implications of films that fall under the category of “body” genre, namely, horror films, melodramas, (henceforth referred to as “weepies”) and pornography. Williams explains that, in regards to excess, the constant attempts at “determining where to draw the line,” (727) has inspired her and other theorists alike to question the inspirations, motivations, and implications of these “body genre”...   [tags: Linda Williams, film, gross]

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Internet Censorship Essay - Censorship and the Internet

- Censorship and the Internet As the First Amendment states, we as Americans are given numerous freedoms. These freedoms become a constitutional right which no one can take away from us. Among these rights are the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Many people feel that with these two freedoms combined they can post on the Internet whatever they want. However, the First Amendment does have limitations. Contrary to what some people may believe, our freedom of speech is not protected when it comes to indecency....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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People V. Larry Flynt

- The movie of focus, ‘People vs. Larry Flynt’, is a film by Milos Forman which stars Woody Harrelson as Flynt. Larry Flynt is the president and publisher of Hustler magazine. Hustler is sort of the Mad magazine of written pornography which was started in the early 1970’s. The interest for me was seeing how this movie depicts the sexual exploitation of women in the sex industry with a specific look at how the material devalues women. The movie starts out in 1952 with a young Larry Flynt along with his younger brother peddling moonshine somewhere in Kentucky....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Literary Analysis of Fight Club

- Fight Club is a novel written by Chuck Palahniuk. This is a story about a protagonist who struggles with insomnia. An anonymous character suffering from recurring insomnia due to the stress brought about by his job is introduced to the reader. He visits a doctor who later sends him to visit a support group for testicular cancer victims, and this helps him in alleviating his insomnia. However, his insomnia returns after he meets Marla Singer. Later on, the narrator meets Tyler Durden, and they together establish a fight club....   [tags: Chuck Palahniuk, Plot, Novel, Analysis]

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Liberal Liberals Vs Liberal Politics

-   Liberals and conservatives do not seem to agree on many things. Liberals believe in equality for all. Liberals believe each person should receive the same entitlements, such as men and women should receive equal pay, regardless of education or experience. Liberals to some are considered more opened minded than conservatives. Liberals tend to focus on human right. Liberals believe it is the government’s responsibility to ensure equality. Liberals also look to the government to correct social issues, protect freedoms, and provided for all to insure that all are cared for and no one is In need....   [tags: Human rights, Abortion, Liberalism]

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The Country Of China And China

- For my research paper I chose to do the country of China. The reason for not choosing a state but instead a country ,especially China, was that I want to see how other countries differ from ours and whether those methods or legislation have more of an effect than those we follow in the United States. Finding information when it comes to crime, especially crimes including sex are extremely tough to find. From what I have read China chooses to keep what happens in their country stays in their country....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Rape]

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Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Russia

- Human Traficking In Russia: Prostitution human trafficking in Russia.-prostitution. Russia is considered the largest country in the whole world. It is massively known for the origin and final destination of trafficked men, women, and children who are forced to labour. Human trafficking is one of the major problems that is facing Russia. Trafficking is carried out mainly for the purpose of exploitation, which includes prostitution, forced labour, slavery, removal of organs and many others (human trafficking in and out of Russia)....   [tags: unemployed women, inefficient legal system]

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Should the Internet be Censored?

- Ximenes 1 Should the Internet Be Censored. “No bones about it, the Internet needs to be censored”. At least according to Gerry Morgan, president of an Internet contents provider and a parent, he among other non-denominational Christian parents claims that they have found “the only realistic answer to the Internet porn-crisis”. They’ve created a program where all Web sites are pre-screened, avoiding any material that can be harmful to kids (Watson). They say that the Internet has to be censored because it has material, especially pornography, which can and will be offensive to others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Internet Censorship Essay - The ACLU and the Child Online Protection Act

- The ACLU and the Child Online Protection Act The Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was approved by Congress on August 16, 1998. It is the purpose of this essay to demonstrate how the ACLU destroyed this family-oriented act. Immediately after COPA was signed by the President, the American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of groups representing publishers, Internet Service Providers, journalists, and the technology industry challenged the law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Effects Of Sexual Abuse On Early Childhood Abuse

- Some believe that sexual addiction could be caused by early childhood abuse (Fong, 2006). Coleman (1992) believed that addictive sexual behavior develops as means to cope with the shame and anxiety of this trauma. Others believe it is the individual’s attachment style that determines if they will display hypersexual behavior. Weinstein, Katz, Eberhardt, Cohen, and Lejoyeux (2015) conducted a study to investigating CSB and attachment style among 100 heterosexuals and homosexual men and women. Their study revealed a positive correlation between sexual compulsivity and avoidant attachment styles in all their participants....   [tags: Addiction, Sexual addiction, Drug addiction]

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Porn : A Negative Impact On Society

- Pornography is defined as a collection of pictures, writings, videos, or other material that is sexually explicit and sometimes associates sex with power and violence. Porn can have some negative effects on society, even though some people argue that porn is beneficial. I think that watching porn would have a negative impact on my sex life because porn can lead to high expectations, no intimacy, and addiction that leads to negative consequences. The first reason why I agree that watching porn would have a negative impact on my sex life is because porn shows women doing a lot of sexual moves that not everyone can do which gives the men’s high expectations because they expect their partners t...   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Censorship And Censorship Of The Internet

- The Internet began in 1969 as a project “ARPANET” funded by the U.S. Government, since then the use of the Internet has exploded. The number of users who use the Internet has rapidly grown from 738 million in 2000 to 3.2 billion users according to a new report from the International Telecommunication Union. The Internet is constantly expanding and evolving and the use of government regulation on the internet has become a big issue. Censorship of the Internet has be suggested to prevent many things such as pornography, hateful speech, and instructions to make bombs....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Legislation and Prostitution: Do They Coincide?

- 'Legislation and Prostitution: Do They Coincide. Throughout research the question: 'What exactly is the definition of pornography?,' has been asked several times. This is the answer to this very common question, "according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (1973), pornography is 'Written, graphic, or other forms of communication intended to excite lascivious feelings.'" Pornography being such a broad topic as it is has been reduced and in this reading the basis of pornography, will be centered around, Legislation in part with Prostitution....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Adults Should Read Adult Books

- Recently publishing companies have focused efforts to release books that are intended for the large teenage audiences. However these books have unintentionally become popular with adult readers who have been drawn into these book franchises, such as The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Twilight. The argument within the article, Adults Should Read Adult Books, focuses on the growing number of adults reading young adult fiction and the consequences of this trend. While many people would argue that the genre of a book should not dictate readership, the author of the article, Joel Stein disagrees....   [tags: Rhetoric, Argument, Critical thinking]

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Teens and Sexting

- Teen’s today face serious criminal charges when they get in trouble for sexting. Sexting is an exchange of nude or seminude images via a telecommunication device. When teens are engaging in sexting, they are not thinking of the possible criminal charges they can face. Sexting among teens is a common issue that we face today in our highly technological world. Laws are not able to keep up with the rate of technology advancements. Teacher, parents, and Louisiana law makers need to be more aware of this issue to try and protect teens from endangering themselves and their future....   [tags: social issues, seminude images]

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Patty Chang's Performance Pieces

- Performance artist Patty Chang creates pieces that deal with scopophilia or voyeurism, best described as “the love of looking”, a topic that goes hand in hand with the issues of gender roles in society that Chang also represents in her work. Chang particularly addresses issues of gender roles through her confrontation of female representation in art, film and popular culture as a whole. In Chang’s video clip entitled, “Shaved (At a Loss)”, she sits herself on a chair in front of her audience, hikes up her dress to expose her vagina and then proceeds to, very roughly, shave off her pubic hair....   [tags: Art Analysis ]

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Online Child Sex Trafficking

- Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.” If the morality of our society were to be determined based on the risk and danger faced by children around the world today, we would not be praised to be a moral society at all. The lives of children and their innocence have always been of high importance to members of the society. With increasing importance placed on material gains, the priorities of people have shifted. As such, the exploitation of children for material gains is prevalent in various avenues in the world....   [tags: morality, children, globalization, technology]

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Internet Censorship Essay - America Needs Censorship of Cyberspace

- America Needs Censorship of Cyberspace       In June of 1998 the country was horrified to learn of the death of James Byrd Jr. He was a 49-year-old black man who had been found horribly mutilated after being dragged to death. Authorities have charged three men with murder and violation of civil rights ("A Fatal Ride in the Night" 33). Obviously, if convicted, these men are guilty of a horrible crime, but what if this crime had been committed after viewing a racist website. If a person reads an emotionally charged, hate-filled website and then commits an act of violence, can the creator and owner of the website also be found guilty....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Supreme Court Standard of Obscenity Evolution since 1950

- ... He argued that this term did not have a specific meaning and it could take any shape based on circumstances. Pornographic material was another matter that was quite a debate in this case. Such a material became a debate as some argued that it may have an impact depending on the type of people it reached. Such a material was supposed to draw a distinction to show the varying nature of ideological or hardcore pornography. In this case there was a need for observing the moral values and doing things that are right and desirable to people in the community....   [tags: legal understandings, obscenity and usage]

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Should Prostitution Be Legalized in the United States?

- Should prostitution be legal in the United States. Nevada is currently the only state in the nation to legalize prostitution. They exercise this right in the form of regulated brothels. The power to legalize prostitution is a state power, in which most have not chosen to legalize this service. Some view prostitution as a business, selling goods and services to make a profit, but others view it as morally wrong. Most people think selling your body for money should not be promoted. Critics of prostitution are concerned with the ethics of the service....   [tags: brothels, business, power, morally, state]

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Who Is Free To Choose

- Who Is Free To Choose. The Internet started out as a tool for transmitting information to learn and study. Free expression on the Internet is one of the things that makes the Internet so great. People can get information on a subject from many different areas. This gives the chance for people to see an issue form other points of view. The Internet has developed into a vast medium of knowledge with many users contributing to its growth. With the growth of the Internet, many people have seen it as a source to express their ideas to the public....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hustler - Censoring a Film about Censorship

- [1] The People vs. Larry Flynt celebrates America for “being the strongest country in the world today only because we are the freest,” as Flynt once said. The problem is, that while the film triumphantly exhibits the (seemingly obvious) “evils of censorship,” it hypocritically censors out the most controversial parts. The film champions free speech yet is not able to visually depict the potentially harmful material that the First Amendment defends. The content in Flynt’s Hustler magazine absolutely, positively, requires the protection of the First Amendment....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Feminist Issues in The Handmaid's Tale

- Feminist Issues in The Handmaid's Tale       The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Atwood, can be classified as a distopic novel. The Republic of Gilead in The Handmaids Tale is characteristic of a distopia in that it is not intended as a prediction of the future of our society, but rather as a commentary on current social trends. Atwood has created this nation by isolating what she might consider the disturbing aspects of two diametrically opposed factions of our society (namely the religious right and radical feminism) as a theory as to what would happen if these ideals were taken to an extreme....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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The Internet Introversion

- The Internet is a technological wonder of the modern world that can be used to complete a wide spectrum of activities such as entertainment, research, and communication. In the last two decades it has become a necessary aspect of modern life that many use every day. The Internet as it is known today did not start till around 1995 when Internet service providers such as American On Line implemented commercial application of the Internet to the American populace. At the time it was considered to be geek territory although advertisements depicted it as a hot new thing that saved time and was fun to use....   [tags: Technological Wonder, Modern World, Entertainment]

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The Ethical Conflict Of Euthanasia And Physician 's Assisted Suicide

- INSTRUCTIONS: Please answer the following questions with a few sentences or a paragraph. 1. What is the ethical conflict in Euthanasia and Physician’s Assisted Suicide. The ethical conflict in Euthanasia and Physician’s Assisted Suicide is whether people should have a right to decide about their own lives and deaths in the event of life threatening illnesses or situations. Some people think human life should always be protected and preserved regardless of quality of life and others think that if a person is terminally ill, they should have a right to end their life rather than experience unbearable suffering....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Human rights, Terrorism]

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A Contemporary Understanding Of Media And Gender

- Discuss the ways in which feminist theories have informed a contemporary understanding of media and gender. Consider at least TWO feminist perspectives in your answer. This essay will explore various feminist theories, which have accompanied with the contemporary ideas of media and gender, in relation to the feminism theory and individual analysis with feminist perspectives in mind. “Gender is not exactly the same as sex; moreover, sex is more physiological, whereas gender can be considered more social, political and cultural....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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The Danger Lurking Behind the Mouse

- The Danger Lurking Behind the Mouse Gaming, socializing, news, and research all harmless activities in an online setting. Yet everyday encounters happen that are not appropriate for the viewers in front of the screen. These types of websites feature advertisements that are innocent and also some that are tailored to a more mature audience. While the internet houses enumerable sources of information it is also a trap for the youth of today. Snaring them in a complex and cruel world with no forgiveness....   [tags: Internet Security ]

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Is Censorship Justified?

- Is Censorship Justified. Ever wondered the reason behind racial discrimination, sexual discrimination, children committing crime or violence. The main reason is that censorship is not properly imposed or there is a need of censorship in the society. Censorship is the suppression of ideas and information that certain people, individual, groups or government officials find it objectionable, offensive or dangerous on others. There are varieties of other definitions but all have in common the concept of withholding information and/or resources from those who seek it....   [tags: social issues]

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Internet Ethics: Issues that Push the Boundaries

- Internet Ethics: Issues that Push the Boundaries Ethics in a Virtual World While the internet has brought with it a vast amount of resources, business opportunities, artistic expressions and an endless number of new conveniences, it has not been without its share of criticisms. With the emergence of this virtually unsupervised world, has come the realization that "the internet knows no physical boundaries and also no moral or ethical ones"(Emmans, 2000, p.25). The internet is a world that seems to meet every type of person's needs, wants, and expectations....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis Of John Oliver 's Tenure As A Correspondent On American Culture And Society

- John Oliver’s tenure as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart helped to bring in an outsider’s perspective on American culture and society, given that he is from England. Oliver continued his socially conscious, but wickedly sharp and funny commentary behind the desk of Last Week Tonight. During his June 21st episode, he addressed the issue of online harassment and revenge pornography. Oliver showed that women are horrendously persecuted on the Internet for having even the simplest of opinions, such as liking the fact that there are female captains on Star Trek....   [tags: Internet, History of the Internet, Sociology]

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The Scope Of The Act Of Cybercrime, Under The Coe And The Eu

- either by omission or intentionally. The scope of the Act encompasses scenarios that can arise in cybercrimes. , In spite of the enhanced Fraud Act 2006, The U.K. Government was involved in the creation of two treaties on the prevention of cybercrime, under the CoE and the EU, both of which originated in Europe and both of which calls for international coordination to tackle abuses of computer systems. They are the Cybercrime Convention of 2001 and the E.U. Council Framework Decision on Attacks Against Information Systems (OJ L 069, 16 March 2005), which was proposed on 19 April 2002, adopted on 24 February 2005 and required to be transposed into national law by 16 March 2007 by member stat...   [tags: Police, Crime, Criminal law, Law]

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How Parents Can Help The Sexualization Of Their Daughters

- Parents can contribute to the sexualization of their daughters as well. For instance, there are parents that purchase or allow their daughters to wear sexually provocative clothing. In addition to allowing their daughters to wear sexually provocative clothing, some parents will pay for their daughter to get plastic surgery, some of which include breast augmentation and nose jobs. The APA states that in 2006 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that they performed close to 80,000 surgeries on teenagers younger than 19 years of age, the previous year (15)....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Breast implant, Surgery]

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Drug Use And Its Effects On Society Today

- Drug Use in Society Today Drug use is a serious problem in the United States today and there have been many debates on whether the drug marijuana should be legalized. Drug use is classified as a mala prohibita crime because society has decided it should be illegal to use drugs. There are many different types of mala prohibita crimes that some people claim to be the most damaging to society, however, in this paper drug use will discuss how it compares to others, why it causes the most damage, and why it should be punished more severely....   [tags: Drug addiction, Crime, Criminology]

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The Negative Impact of Excessive Computer Use

- A computer is a wonderful tool that can help us with many things. The question is why are computers more than a curse than a blessing. Many children this generation have advanced in computers and technology more than their elders, and the ones above them. The internet is wonderful when researching for homework, but it is not good when it is becoming a bad habit and going on it. Computers have many effects on people and the youth. It can lead to less physical activity for many children and teenagers....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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The Negative Effects of Technology on Society

- Technology has more negative effects on today’s society than positive. Due to technology in the past few decades Canine Shock Collars have been increasingly popular. Students in school pay more attention to texting than they do their classes. Violent addictive video games have made their way into American homes. Parents encourage their children to not text as much, but them to face the problem of constant communication. The Internet gives the students easier ways to cheat in school, and reinforces laziness....   [tags: Negative Impacts Technology]

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This Unrealistic Depiction of Nurses on Television

- When one imagines a female nurse in America, one may think of a smiling woman in pink scrubs helping a new mother care for her baby, a comforting hand to hold in a time of need, or even a soft voice counting, “One, two, three...” before administering an injection. Nursing is a profession that is dominated by women at ninety-two percent (US Department of Labor) and is accurately characterized by its commitment to the care for individuals and the promotion of healthy living. According to the American Nursing Association’s Code of Ethics, “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unr...   [tags: Nursing]

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The Brain On Trial By David Eagleman

- When a person thinks about doing something in 0.3 seconds, the first thing the person thinks is, impossible, but there is actually a lot a human can do in that time. That blink of a second can send a signal to the brain that decides the fate of the person. Luckily, humans have free-will, or so they believe, but what happens if in those 3 milliseconds the choice made was not the person’s choice. David Eagleman’s “The Brain on Trial” is categorized in his specialty of neurolaw, and focuses on how mental illness has a major factor of who commits murder or commits some other horrendous act....   [tags: Brain, Human brain, Neuroanatomy, Cerebral cortex]

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Effects of The Internet On Teenagers

- Human’s life has changed. Most of the people have come to cities instead of towns. Kids spend most of their time inside houses either watching TV or playing computer and maybe do their homework. Internet is one of the most recent changes in the last two decays. Not surprisingly, this new phenomenon is perhaps one of the greatest inventions of the last century, but unfortunately this occurrence has made some negative impact on our society and children. Teenagers are the most common group of society who can get artificial by the internet....   [tags: Internet]

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Reasons Human Trafficking Should Be Ended

- “Slavery occurs when one person controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.” In 1865, slavery was abolished here in the United States. It states in the thirteenth amendment that, “neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Even though it states that slavery is illegal in the thirteenth amendment, human trafficking is equivalent to modern slavery and it still exist today in the United States....   [tags: Slavery, Prostitution, Violence, Threats]

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