Anti-pornography movement

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  • The Anti-Pornography Feminist Movement Essay

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    “I don’t need statistics to tell me that there is a relationship between pornography and real violence. My body remembers.” This chilling testimony from a female rape victim to a grand jury in 1983 represents the evils that pornography represents in the United States. There are strong correlations between sex crimes and pornography that have divided feminists over whether free speech is worth the sheer magnitude of sex-crime victims. Free speech is protected by the First Amendment and most

  • The Pros and Cons of Pornography Essay

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    world-wide are able to access pornography and see their sexual fantasies come to life (King 418). According to King, “One third of all use of the internet is connected to porn sites,” (419). With explicit sexual material nearly impossible to avoid, it may be difficult to decipher between what is normal sexual behavior and what is merely fantasy. There is belief that the

  • Pornography And Pornography

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    Pornography has always been a hot topic when it comes to its involvement in sexism and sexual violence in our society. The countless sexually-explicit videos and images that adolescents and adults are exposed to on a daily basis is a concerning issue, especially where sexual assault and rape is concerned. In order to explain why rape culture continues to be prevalent, especially among teenagers and young adults, activists, sex researchers, and government officials are attempting to focus and regulate

  • Pornography : Men Possessing Women

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    In 1981 Andrea Dworkin, a radical feminist, a supporter of the anti-pornography movement, and writer, released Pornography: Men Possessing Women, later referred to here as MPW. In her book, Dworkin delivers an extensive and emotionally-charged critique of pornography as an industry that profits from the perpetuation of harm against women, analyzing examples of both historical and contemporary pornography to make her case. Key to this analysis is the declaration of male power. According to Dworkin

  • Socially Acceptable : Sexually Explicit Material

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    shown in commercials, ads, and movies are far from an ordinary woman. They are perfect. What men, and women, see is an unrealistic expectation of what women today should look like. Another harmful product of today’s sexually acceptable material is pornography. Men and women alike find completely unrealistic sexual scenarios in which they let deeply affect their sexuality. When conducting research, school psychologist and Master of Education Julienne Colbow concludes that this type of material may or

  • Prography : The Positives And Cons Of Pornography

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    As a teenager, I attended an all-girls school and had minimal contact with boys. For this reason, pornography became an educational resource for learning about men and sex, to compensate for what I perceived as a disadvantage of lacking experience. As everyone knows, porn can be found online within minutes, and while the porn I watched as an adolescent was vulgar and unreliable, it was intriguing. Still, I couldn't understand how any self-respecting woman could allow herself to be used and abused

  • The Pros And Cons Of Sex Trafficking

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    knowledge. Growing internet access has facilitated the nonconsensual distribution of those images but the criminal laws in the United States have not stayed up to date with these developments. Because of this, victims of revenge porn and nonconsensual pornography do not have adequate means to seek justice. In a study conducted by Cynthia Najdowski at the University

  • Essay on Pornography and Feminist Fight for Women’s Rights

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    Pornography and Feminist Fight for Women’s Rights There was a complaint in 1992 about having The Nude Maja in a classroom. The complaint came from a feminist English professor who stated that the painting made her students, as well as herself, uncomfortable. Another incident occurred at the University of Arizona when a female student’s photographic artwork consisting of self portraits in her underwear was physically attacked by feminists. There was also an occurrence at University of Michigan

  • A Comparative Study Between Chinese Consumers And Non Consumers ' Opinions Towards Pornography

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    Female Consumers and Pornography: A Comparative Study between Chinese Consumers and Non-consumers’ opinions towards pornography. Society is increasingly sexualizing women bodies in advertising and porn is now a large industry. It is estimated that many young men watch or view porn in magazines or online, but there is little information on women’s use of porn although there is an small industry catering to women’s needs. So I want to find out what you think about porn and how you might use it and

  • Feminist Perspective On Pornography

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    Many people have argued that pornography is a form of artistic expression, protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution, others feel there is a distinct line between art and “porn” (Pornogrpahy). Pornography is made to provide sexual pleasure to anyone who hears, sees or reads it, it involves erotic acts. Pornography could be talking, “acting,” or anything that may sexually stimulate someone. Pornography is also, the portrayal of sexual activities and it comes in the form of magazines, movies