Censoring Pornography Argumentative Essay by bigred85

Censoring Pornography
This paper discusses the controversial topic of pornography and argues that not all pornography is obscene.
# 105945 | 2,395 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Jul 22, 2008 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Censorship) , Sociology (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper discusses the controversial subject of pornography as both an emotional subject and one that deals with morals, privacy, and the 1st Amendment. This paper discusses two extreme views about pornography. One stance takes the side for pornography, defending the naked body as art, or an expression of passion between two people, a venue of materials, which is meant for adults. The other case argues that pornography is sick, immoral, obscene, and to an extreme, some believe it should be illegal. By reading this paper, the author hopes to prove that not all pornography is obscene, and perhaps should be given a second chance.

From the Paper:

"This fundamental argument is what will keep people in a disagreement on pornography forever. But what people need to understand is that everybody has the right to view what the want to view, whether is be obscene or not. Just as people have their rights to view it, people have their rights not to view and to not be forced to watch it. This is why playboy TV and the spice channel and shows such as red shoe diaries, are all on pay channels, which a person makes a choice to subscribe to. Just as Hustler, Cheri, Penthouse, and other adult publications are ordered by choice, and by law are mailed in black plastic bags, and in this manner everybody is protected under the first amendment. People who are pro censure have been protected, they are not forced to view it, and the choice to view or not to view is preserved. On the topic of age limits, there may be some common ground among censures and pornographers. They will agree that interior of specialty stores such as Le Sex Shoppe be blocked from view from outside, liquor stores choosing to carry adult magazines stock such materials in a blocked adults only section, and the sale of pornographic materials may be made only to adults ages 18 and over. But still many people will argue that the only solution to pornography is that it be banned all together."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Goodman, Walter "What Is A Civil Libertarian To Do When Pornography Becomes So Bold?." Point Counterpoint: Eight Cases For Composition. Eds. Thayle K. Anderson, and Kent Forrester. Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc, 1993,1987.410,411.
  • Hughes, Sandra. "Libraries Lose On Porn Filtering" 60 minutes 23 June 2003
  • Kroft, steve. "Porn in the U.S.A." 60 minutes 21 November 2003

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