Pornography Essays & Term Papers

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Child Pornography Pornography is a serious issue that will never be ignored or dismissed. Focusing directly with child pornography. Pornography, viewed by an adult is a pill stimulating the mind, inducing sexual arousement and pleasure, but when a child views pornography, an affect of social behavior starts. This child not only represents him or herself in the world, but also represents the world’s youth altogether. Often pornography is the first exposure children have to sexually

Pornography The word Pornography is defined as “writings, photographs, movies, etc., intended to arouse sexual excitement”. With each year that passes pornography has been more and more accepted, it can be seen in books, magazines, cable television and most of all through the internet. Many religions go against it, but at the same time people know that there is a reason why people go into the business and accepted it an other people just like it. In this paper I will talk a

Pornography In today s society there is an overwhelming amount of pornography that is floating around our homes, offices, and I hate to say it, but our children s bedrooms too! When will we come to realize that pornography is not a beautiful thing. I believe that pornography is a disgusting way of life, that ruins our family, friends, and households. Before the year nineteen fifty four, sexually explicit photos were not readily available to mainstream America. Sure, if someone went to a

Child Pornography On The Internet The Internet has caused an increase in the production and distribution of child pornography. Child pornography arrests have increased 220%, with most cases involving the use of computers (Trebilcock 1). Most child pornography on the Internet has been taken from magazines produced in the seventies and early eighties, which encourages new images to be created. Child pornography on the Internet is destructive in that it depicts the actual abuse of a child, it is

Pornography Based on the evidence Cline presents about non aggressive pornography I would say that viewing non aggressive pornography alone does not make men more callous towards women. I do think that other circumstances such as the influence of the media and of the adolescent male peer group can cause young men to become insensitive towards women. I agree with Cline that pornography degrades women in many ways. It is very hostile towards women and also portrays women hatred. Pornography do

Pornography is a social problem and is a commodity brought into existence by certain characteristics of a highly developed civilization. The problem with Pornography is that any form of censorship or suppression cannot solve it. These Aggressive methods would merely aggravate the disease and create other deplorable consequences. Prevention is better than cure, and by diagnosing the psychological motives of those who consume pornography, we may be able to change the instincts invo

The censorship of pornography has a positive affect on the United States of America and is agood thing because pornography leads to crime, pornography has no positiveaffects on society, and censoring pornography is not against theconstitution. Crimes and pornography have a direct and apparent link. Eighty-one percentof criminals rate pornography as their highest sexual interest (). Thismeans that the clear majority of criminals love pornography and find ithighly interesting, most other peopl

Is pornography harmful to the human psyche? Interpretations of recent studies on violence and pornography have yielded a wide range of theories on this subject. Victor Cline asserts that there is plenty of evidence showing pornography to be harmful. He believes that it “degrades women and desensitizes males to sexual violence” (Slife, 270). On the other side of the spectrum, F. M. Christensen states that pornography has little effect on a person’s perception of reality and that

Sex, Erotica, nude women, three some, these are some keywords for finding pornography on the internet. The censorship of pornography has a positive affect on the United States of America and is a good thing because pornography leads to crime, pornography has no positive affects on society, and censoring pornography is not against the constitution. Crimes and pornography have a direct and apparent link. Eighty-one percent of criminals rate pornography as their highest sexua

After watching the video on pornography last week in class I decided to do a paper on whether or not all pornography should be illegal. I will take the position that pornography should be kept legal by arguing, that pornography is in some shape or form beneficial to society in several various ways. Any action to make porn illegal taken from the video last week would go against the First Amendment in the United States. In my view pornography can be viewed as an expression of freedom of speech.

Pornographic Web Sites Throughout the years, pornography has been a major issue in which the government has tried to control. Pornographic web sites on the Internet have increased this problem immensely. However, I believe that the United States government does not have the right to ban these pornographic sites. It all comes down to three main things, the definition of pornography, the commonness of pornography, and the cost factor in trying to stop pornography. The textbook definition fo

Pornography 1. Introduction My topic deals with the issue of whether or not all pornography should be illegal. I will defend the position that pornography should be kept legal by arguing, first, that pornography is beneficial to society, and secondly, that any position to make pornography illegal would go against the rights of the first amendment. 2. Argument My argument is that pornography is beneficial to society. Pornography: aids as a sexual outlet for potential sex crime offe

Susan Jacoby “A First Amendment Junkie” Censoring pornography is wrong. Pornography should not be censored just be cause some people find it offensive. I cannot recall the last time someone made me look at a pornographic picture, or made me buy a pornographic magazine or movie. If you do not agree with the material then do not buy it. The people that enjoy these types of pictures do it on their on free will. No one makes them and to take this decision away is taking their freedo

Judging by your most unfavorable reactions to these conversations, I can tell that you don?t like what you hear. Well, what you just heard were the first six paragraphs, the introduction of Tom Wolfe?s 1976 essay entitled Pornoviolence. This story that talks about a convention of tabloid authors begins with those banal introductions. Wolfe felt as if names were obsolete, as the authors that submit these stories are ?stringers? or correspondents from around the country and as a result,

Pornography is a picture, film, or writing that deliberately stimulates sexual arousal. Child abuse is the maltreatment of a child. Pornography and child abuse are two of the most terrible and disturbing social problems that our society is facing today. Unfortunately, these two problems are also amongst the most challenging. I believe pornography to be a sin within itself, but when an innocent child is brought into this dark, demeaning word of perverts and pedophiles, the sin grows to a wh

The Effects of Pornography More and more Internet sites are portraying pornography. Playboy.com gets about 5 million hits , or visitors daily. More than 266 new pornography sites are created every day. With the help of technology pornography has become more and more accessible regardless of the age of the viewers. Since pornography never actually makes physical contact with viewers, some might think it is innocuous. Yet, there are many people who view pornography as a scourge on societ

The Offense Principle The Offense Principle claims that individual liberty is justifiably limited to prevent offensive behavior. I believe that the Offense Principle provides the correct liberty limit n principles that the state should invoke. The state should prevent behavior that causes shame, embarrassment and discomfort from pornographic material and cts. There are three conditions that are typically understood to be part of the Offense Principle. The first condition states that behavi

From: babenes@wco.com To: QUICKPAPERS@TOTALLY.NET Subject: Submit a paperDate: Thursday, November 06, 1997 7:06 PMTitle: CensorshipCategory: otherDescription:Body of paper: Sex, Erotica, nude women, three some, these are somekeywords for finding pornography on the internet. The censorship ofpornography has a positive affect on the United States of America and is agood thing because pornography leads to crime, pornography has no positiveaffects on society, and censoring pornography is not

It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information

Freedom of Pornography? Free Speech means exactly what it says, the right to express any opinion in public without censorship or restraint by the government. There have been many questions on the topic of Free Speech and Pornography. Many people feel that pornography should not be included in Free Speech, but if someone limited what their idea of free speech was, then wouldn t that be illegal? There are many statistics proving that pornography does not cause violence against women, and that

Pornography and Violence In today s society women are viewed very often as objects of sexual pleasure. This view has been around for many years and because of it many groups have popped up throughout the past fifty years. Does pornography lead men to commit violent acts towards women or is something that we will never find the cause for? In order to try and help ourselves, we must try to find out if it is true or not or if we just don t like it because it may make us uncomfortable. The li

PORNOGRAPHY IN THE MEDIA Unfortunately most of what is broadcast or transmitted in the news today is with reference to the chaotic condition of our planet, or something else that society as a whole sees as detrimental or damaging. But the news on television is not the only type of media taking criticism of society. Other forms of mass media, specifically movies and television programs containing pornography and violence have been heavily criticised. The underlining concept is that society is

Pornography in Our Society Susan Jacoby, a journalist well known for her feminist writings, and Susan Brownmiller, author of several books, are both supporters of the First Amendment, but have opposing views on the censorship of pornography. Jacoby s major claim is that any form of censorship is wrong. She believes there is no clear definition of what pornography is. Some women may see a picture of a naked woman and view it as beautiful and artful, while others may look at it in disgust an

ONLY WORDS Constitutionally protected speech that is Clearly sexual abuse is discriminating and unconstitutional, therefore, must be restricted speech. Catherine A. MacKinnon, in her book “Only Words” gives persuading evidence that pornography subordinates women as a group through sexual abuse. She says “Protecting pornography means protecting sexual abuse as speech, at the same time that both pornography and it’s protection have deprived women of speech, especially spe

Pornography A word that has a different meaning to different people. A word that desensitizes our community and destroys lives. A word that disgusts me even when I speak of it, but it's an issue that goes on in our everyday lives. We are faced with many questions like does the viewing of pornography increase the incidence of rape? Does it lead to anti-social behavior? Does it cause people to disrespect women? Is it morally wrong in or of itself? The answers to these questions ar

ONLY WORDS Constitutionally protected speech that is Clearly sexual abuse is discriminating and unconstitutional, therefore, must be restricted speech. Catherine A. MacKinnon, in her book “Only Words” gives persuading evidence that pornography subordinates women as a group through sexual abuse. She says “Protecting pornography means protecting sexual abuse as speech, at the same time that both pornography and it’s protection have deprived women of speech

In this day and age there are so many addictions in the world, that we overlook one of the worst. Of course, we have drugs, we have alcohol, and many others similar to these. But we often take for granted an increasing addiction, mostly among young adult men. The world wants us to believe that it is just another form of art. It first came about when painters and sculptors brought the human form into existence. And has grown from what was once just women in bathing suits called pinup girls to w

Pornography and the Internet Since the beginning of time, men and women have fantasized over naked bodies. Pornography has always been a part of life and yet it has never been so readily available as what it is now. Erotic stories, explicit pictures, XXX- rated films and modern day magazines, are all part of the stimulus material which is known as "pornography" or as it is legally put, "obscenity." While many agree that children need protection on the Internet, the nature of this protection i

The Internet, Pornography, and Children why should anyone be concerned about pornography on the Internet? After all, this is a free country and everyone should have access to anything they want, right? This position would be true if only adults used the Internet; it cannot be true when children also use the Internet. Most people would agree that children should not have access to Internet sites that are considered pornographic. Does that mean that children should not be allowed Internet acc

SEX in the Net! A social and ethical essay task designed to provide students with a broader insight into both the Internet and computer ethics. Since the beginning of time, men and women have fantasised over naked bodies. Pornography has always been a part of life and yet it has never been so readily available as what it is now. Erotic stories, explicit pictures, XXX-rated films and modern day magazines, are all part of the stimulus material which is known as "pornography" or as it is leg

Imagine The New York Times headline reading "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Banned!!" If the pro-censorship/anti-porn sector of our society has its way, this headline may come true. Some of the pro-censorship supporters believe that women posing provacatively in bathing suits should be considered pornography and that this and all other forms of pornography should be made illegal. There is and has been a moral debate over whether or not pornography should be censored. Many individ

Pornography and Sex Crimes What is going on? were the only words I could pull from my shaking mouth. I will never forget the pain in my gut when I opened the door to find my nine-year-old sister watching a porno. I found it in Billy s room and wanted to see what it was, I m sorry Jes. As I watched tears role down her face, a feeling of rage exploded within me. It was then that I realized that pornography is not only being watched by adults, but being explored by our youth as well. Wha

Pornography and Sex Crimes “What is going on?” were the only words I could pull from my shaking mouth. I will never forget the pain in my gut when I opened the door to find my nine-year-old sister watching a porno. “I found it in Billy’s room and wanted to see what it was, I’m sorry Jes.” As I watched tears role down her face, a feeling of rage exploded within me. It was then that I realized that pornography is not only being watched by adults, but being explored by our y

It seems to me that when I think about deviant behavior, I tend to think of murder, robbery and things of that nature. But even so, I still have engaged in a form of deviant behavior – I have pedaled pornography on the Internet. It is a minor thing as far as I am concerned but there are many that would put this act right up there with murder. From smutty words to filthy pictures, everyone has an opinion on pornography. And even though most people will argue that they don’t

Pornography is displaying your body in a fashion that is indecent and in a manner that is vulgar towards your own personal image. Some people believe that pornography is discrimination against women. I feel as though if the person displaying him or herself feels that it is not immoral or hurting their self-esteem, then they should be able to do it without being judged by others. There are different forms of pornography that individuals look at in different ways. Some types include movies

Adult Sites: Banned or Tolerated Over the past decade the Internet has become an essential part of everyday life. It has provided a common ground for people to interact all over the world. Whether it is through information exchange or a simple chat, the Internet has changed the way society operates. Trade, information, and also a wide variety of entertainment have all become accessible features with the click of a button. There is however one form of entertainment that has overtaken al

Freedom of Bytes In today s era there exists a medium, which like never before is becoming a medium of communication and interaction between humans, namely the World Wide Web. This old but yet new medium is expanding and changing rapidly, thus making it close to impossible to control. The World Wide Web is offering more to society now than it ever has before, created by the army to keep up communications during crisis, it s importance to the army has also transcended into regular society.

It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television and now servers us worldwide via the ever popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we ha

As Americans become increasingly computer literate, they are discovering an unusual and exploding repertoire of pornographic imagery on computer networks. Every time consumers log on, their transactions assist pornographers in compiling databases of information about their buying habits and sexual tastes. The more sophisticated computer pornographers are using these databases to develop mathematical models to determine which images they should try to market aggressively. They are paying close

This Is Your Brain On Bondage. The entertainment industry has come a long way since the invention of movies and television. It opened the door to a vast new world. If it s comedy you want, it will deliver. If it s action you crave, it can give that to you too. It also has romances, thrillers, horrors, musicals, fantasies, sci-fi, mysteries, and even gratuitous sex, otherwise known as pornography. And because of this the entertainment industry has also had a lot of controversy. Many people dis

Freedom of Bytes In today’s era there exists a medium, which like never before is becoming a medium of communication and interaction between humans, namely the World Wide Web. This old but yet new medium is expanding and changing rapidly, thus making it close to impossible to control. The World Wide Web is offering more to society now than it ever has before, created by the army to keep up communications during crisis, it’s importance to the army has also transcended into

Pornography is allowed by the freedom of press dictated in the First Amendment. However, the problem is who is sitting in front of the computer screen: children. With the boom of the information highway, billions of sites have become available to anyone who possesses the equipment and the know-how . Yes, information is at the world s fingertips; but so are pornography, drugs, and weapons. While the government does not possess the right to censure the Internet, legislation, to provide filt

Strict or Loose Constructionism Today our courts are faced with many hard decesions, but the decision that is the hardest is the way that the justices conform to the constitution. There is a spectrum of interpretation. Some justices believe in strict constructionalism, but others believe in loose constructionalism. This is a hard topic of debate. I think that the view of loose constructionalism is a better view. The fathers of our country had no idea about what our country would

The freedom of speech in communities is important, but many people say that the selling of pornographic magazines in grocery, convenience stores, and others stores is a big problem. Many people think that magazines, like pornographic ones, send bad messages out to people especially kids. They think that the magazines cause an uproar in peoples moral standards and be the cause of various criminal acts. From 1954 to 1968 Playboy averaged in monthly depictions of children, crime, and viopl

Pornography Can Lead To Violence toward Women Domestic violence and sexual assaults on women continue to plague American culture. According to Ms. Magazine, a woman has a seven times greater chance of experiencing a sexual attack in the present time than in 1933. This statistic indicates major changes in male attitudes about sexual aggressiveness toward women. It seems that men have an increasingly lower esteem of women. Why do women experience abuse now more than ever? One may look to

First Amendment rights for Net users: The Internet can be credited for being the greatest invention of the twentieth century. Along with this marvelous invention comes great controversy, should the Internet be Censored? Granted that the Internet is seen a vast array of pornography and explicit material, it is also one of the greatest communications, learning, and reference tools ever created by man. This double edged sword, better known as the Internet has caused a feud between family val

Cages. Consider a birdcage. If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see why a bird would not just fly around the wire anytime it wanted to go somewhere. It is only when you step back, stop looking at the wires one by one…and take a macroscopic view of the whole cage, that you can se

Free Speech and Free Action Freedom of speech differs from freedom of action. But speech and action are so closely interwoven in human behavior that it's not always immediately obvious which is which. Thus it's not surprising that we often criminalize speech as well as, or even instead of, the action that it accompanies. This is a mistake. Consider, for example, the apocryphal "snuff" movie. (I say apocryphal because, in my years of anti-censorship activism, I've encountered no credible evide

Sexual morality has declined in America today. The immoral life can be seen all around us. We see it in drugs, alcohol, movies, magazines, gangs, teenage pregnancy, pre-marital sex, and society as a whole. A person can walk into almost any convenience store and purchase a magazine depicting naked women. Videos and movies with graphic sex scenes can be rented or watched in any movie theater. They have become more common than ever before. Almost every movie with an "R" rating wi

James Noble ISC 300 Child Pornography on the Internet In this new age of Information, the Internet has made all types of information readily available. Some of this information can be very useful, some can be malicious. Child pornography, also known as Paedophilia is one of these problems. Any one person can find child pornography on the internet with just a few clicks of the mouse using any search engine. Despite webmaster's and law enforcement officials' efforts to cont