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This paper discusses the effects of pornography on society and discusses whether pornography should be banned. It argues that pornography should not be banned, however, it should be closely monitored and restricted. It also discusses the possible benefits to society, women and workers within the adult film industry, of introducing these measures.
From the Paper:"Finally, pornography is something which must be - at the very least - closely monitored inasmuch as it reverses the long-standing efforts of feminists to gain for women a measure of dignity and respect - dignity and respect, it need hardly be said, which will see them valued for things other than their physical appearance. In her discussion of the matter, Susan Brownmiller writes that pornography - presumably of the magazine variety - portrays women as commodities, like "cuts of meat" at the local supermarket. Obviously, in light of women's steady march towards academic ascendancy in American universities, this image is as untrue as it is unflattering and it harms millions of American women who are told to see themselves as a "cut of meat"."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brownmiller, Susan. "Let's Put Pornography back in the Closet". Textbook title and bibliographic information - along with page numbers - not provided by client.
- Kennedy-Bergen, Raquel, Kathleen A. Bogle, and Roland D. Maiuro. "Exploring the Connection between Pornography and Sexual Violence". Violence & Victims, 15.3 (2000): 227-234.
- Skinner, L.J., and K.K. Berry. "Perpetrators of Date Rape: Assessment and Treatment Issues". Acquaintance Rape: Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. Ed. Thomas L. Jackson. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resources Press, 1996. 55-92.
Cite this Argumentative Essay:
Pornography (2007, October 31) Retrieved March 10, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/argumentative-essay/pornography-99222/
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