The Ills of Pornography Argumentative Essay by JPWrite

The Ills of Pornography
A position paper that argues against allowing pornography on the internet and in society at large.
# 64109 | 941 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2006 in English (Argument) , Law (General) , Women Studies (General) , Hot Topics (General)

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This paper argues that pornography is harmful to both the women involved in the pornography industry and the consumers of pornography. The paper looks at evidence suggesting that pornography is emotionally damaging and harmful to society and points out that there is strong evidence connecting pornography to violent crime. The paper also explains that it has been argued that pornography can be defined as sexual conduct thereby making the court's view that pornography is a form of political expression misguided. Finally, for the reasons presented above, the paper concludes that pornography should be banned not only on the internet, but from society at large as well.

From the Paper:

"Both sociological and psychological research, has yielded evidence that pornography creates a view of women that desensitizes men to the harm connected to violent crimes against women. In some cases, it has been evidenced to make them more likely to commit these types crimes. Pornography helps to create a sexist view of women, working in subtle and not so subtle ways to deny them social and political status equal to men. It has been rightfully argued that pornography is a type of conduct, not speech. Pornography is not about sex, it is a form of forced sex, a sexual reality that eroticizes inequality, hierarchy, dominance, and submission. It is a means through which sexuality is socially constructed, via a domain of exercise that portrays women as things for sexual use, and leads its consumers to want possession and dehumanization of them."

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