The Negative Impact of Pornography on Society Essay

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Pornography is tearing apart the very fabric of our society. Yet Christians are often ignorant of its impact and apathetic about the need to control this menace. Pornography is an $8 billion a year business with close ties to organized crime.The wages of sin are enormous when pornography is involved. Purveyors of pornography reap enormous profits through sales in so-called "adult bookstores" and viewing of films and live acts at theaters. Pornography involves books, magazines, videos, and devices and has moved from the periphery of society into the mainstream through the renting of video cassettes, sales of so-called "soft-porn" magazines, and the airing of sexually explicit movies on cable television. To some,…show more content…
Psychologist Edward Donnerstein (University of Wisconsin) found that brief exposure to violent forms of pornography can lead to anti-social attitudes and behavior. Male viewers tend to be more aggressive toward women, less responsive to pain and suffering of rape victims, and more willing to accept various myths about rape Researchers have found that pornography (especially violent pornography) can produce a series of undesirable effects such as rape and sexual molestation. Specifically they found that such exposure can lead to increased use of coercion or rape, increased fantasies about rape, and desensitization to sexual violence and trivialization of rape. What is pornography? that is the big questions that is on the mind of many activists for or against pornography. The word pornography generally means sexually explicit words and images whose sole purpose is sexual arousal. Feminists are trying to ban pornography because they feel it will lead to discrimination and violence against women, while others believe that the censorship of this type of pornography is a direct violation on the first amendment. Though not all pornography should be censored, pornography that contains sexual violence should be banned or censored because of the negative effects it has on society such as child abuse, racism, and abuse against women both mentally and physically. The terrible effects of
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