The Effects of Pornography

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Zach Nelson

Instructor: Peter Shea

Class: Composition II ENC 1102

December 7, 2012

The Negative Effects of Pornography on Society
The opinion of most people today is that pornography is harmless and that there are no real harmful effects that result from it. The truth is, we all can be affected by pornography, and the sexual messages our society is exposed to. Pornography and the messages it conveys have a direct effect in shaping attitudes and encouraging behavior that can harm, not only individuals who view it but also their families as well. Pornography is often viewed in secret, which creates deception within marriages that can lead to divorce in some cases. When one develops a lifestyle dedicated to pornography, they
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2) These statistics are proof that pornography does play a part in rape. Susan Gubar, author of Depictions of Female Violation, states: through the transformation from image to act and act to image, we become lost in a world of mirrors that teaches us to see women as the willing, desirous, and deserving slaves of punitive masters.
Every day we see ads in magazines and commercials on television that display vivid pictures that are used to catch your eye. This form of advertising is used because society finds such displays compelling. These images can have an effect on ones attitude as well as their way of thinking, which has a direct result in the behavioral choices they make.
Another effect of pornography is its destruction to relationships. I have witnessed many marriages break up due to the Husbands insatiable addiction to porn. This is also an end result for many Boyfriends and Girlfriends that have been in long term relationships. There is a Quote by Naomi Wolfe: “The reason to turn off the porn might become, to thoughtful people, not a moral one but, in a way, a physical- and emotional-health one; you might want to rethink your constant access to porn in the same way that, if you want to be an athlete, you rethink your smoking. The evidence is in: Greater supply of the stimulant equals diminished capacity.”
Yes, obsession with sex certainly isn't good for a society as a
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