The Effects Of Pornography On Women

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Pornography is the collection of pictures, writing, or other material that is sexually explicit and sometimes equates sex with power and violence. This brief description would be helpful to understand the meaning of pornography, but not the effects that it has on society. Women are the main subject matter in most pornography. This is dangerous to the future of womankind as it causes rape, reduction in women’s self-respect, and reinforces negative stereotypes of women. This is why pornography is considered harmful to women.
Men by far are the degradation that is pornography’s largest consumers. (Richards) In order for rape to occur, a man must not only be inclined to rape, but his internal and social self-consciousness against acting out his
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(Christensen) The sexuality of the woman is looked highly upon, but the actual dehumanization is completely overlooked. Even though there is nothing at all degrading about sexual explicitness, to women or to anyone else, the perception of women has traditionally suffered. (Christensen) It is evident that the image of the nude woman’s body would be reduced to her uncovered body parts. This is sexual degradation to the female. The most prevalent theme in pornography is one of utter contempt for women. In movie after movie, women are raped, ejaculated on, urinated on, beaten, sodomized, and left permanently scarred. Pornography’s theme is sexual degradation, and women are the objects of the degradation. (Richards) This puts forth the question about weather or not pornography is the grounds for which these events …show more content…
However, the intimate sex that is shared between a loved couple doesn’t necessarily have these traits. These opinions on pornography would only apply to the context of pornography that would degrade the woman themselves, not necessarily the act of intimacy between a couple.
Sex and violent crime offenders have a critical link to pornography. Sex offenders had a high exposure to pornography as adolescents, and it carries on with them during their lifetime. This fact is particularly significant when one considers that sex offenders were from the low end of the socioeconomic scale. Thus, they would financially have more difficulty getting pornographic materials. (Richards) At times, the prior exposure to the pornography changed the lifestyle of the person. It would cause them to live their lives according to their past, which would be to violate sexual rights of women through

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