Pornography And The Music World

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Pornography in the Music World During the Salem Witch Trials in the late 17th century men and women guilty of witchcraft were often chained, whipped, beaten, tortured and degraded publicly. All of these practices are incredibly dehumanizing, and have since long been retired as a means of punishment, however they are rising in popularity in the world of pornography, advertising and music. Fifty Shades of Grey was the 16th top grossing with a theme of aggressive sex, and songs such as Rihanna’s “S&M” which peaked as Billboards weekly top song chart are just two well known examples of media portraying dangerous and submissive sex as exciting and acceptable, despite being borderline sexual assault. More recently, Nicki Minaj has released a music video for her popular song “Anaconda” in which Minaj and several African-American women dance objectively in very little clothing. This music video supports the ideology and trend that the value of women can be found in their sex appeal, and that they deserve to be degraded in order to further pleasure their significant other. In order to help understand how dangerous and harmful the porn industry is to women, men and relationships, Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun teamed up and produced the “Price of Pleasure”. The goal of this documentary, released in 2008, was to explore and explain what happens when images of sexual degradation are used for arousal. A commonly believed myth that was tested is the idea that porn empowers women, which the…
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