The Connection Between Pornography and Violence Against Women

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Since pornography is speech, it is protected by the First Amendment. One of the biggest obstacles the courts have is the struggle to find a middle ground between the opponents of obscenity and defenders of free speech. Since pornography is considered free speech, some view it as telling the hearers what women are worth, it ranks women as things, as objects or as prey. ( speechactsunspeakableacts.pdf) Others take it as a form of entertainment and escapism storytelling. The dictionary definition of pornography is sexually explicit pictures, writing, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal. ( Theories from …show more content… When teenagers view pornography about rape, violence against women either by women enjoying pain to being tied up, cut up, submissive or servilityto men, they are not taking into account that this is not the real world. ( speechactsunspeakableacts.pdf) consequently, boys as they become older think this is the way to treat women and girls believe that they should be submissive. ( speechactsunspeakableacts.pdf) There are no warning that this is fantasy land only. Pornography is a graphic depiction of the human body and sexuality to arouse one’s sexual libido. This is not a learning video on how to treat women. Over the years pornography has changed from observing pictures of naked women to the point it is today. The anti-pornography feminist views on pornography would be best described by the feminist ordinance passed in Indianapolis, pornography depicts women dehumanized as sexual objects, things or commodities; enjoying pain or humiliation o r rape; being tied up, cut up, mutilated, bruised, or physically hurt; in postures of sexual submission or servility or display; reduced to body parts, penetrated by

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