Pro vs. Anti porn

Arguments against pornography
1. Porn dynamics are set up to have active men and passive women. Sex becomes a thing that a man does to a woman. It reduces women to objects for male consumption.
  • ·      Creates social inferiority of women.
  • ·      Endangers children because many women are depicted as childlike or presented as under 18.
  • ·      Doctor and nurse & plumber and house wife fantasies show female economic inferiority
  • ·      Cum shots are degrading as an act of subordination.  When it happens on her face, it disregards her identity.
2. In bdsm porn (hetero and homo), women are forced into sexual acts using masculine power dynamics and reinforce women’s oppression.
3. Socializes men to be aggressive and violent towards women; socializes women to get sexual pleasure from being powerless.
4. Many of the female workers within the industries are being abused and/or have an abuse history.
5. Women’s sexual desires are ignored.
  • ·      Male performers receive oral, but don’t give it.
  • ·      Focuses mainly on a women’s body and gives minimal attention to the penis.
6. Homophobic
  • ·      Lesbian sex is performed for male audience.
  • ·      Male bodies are not focused on and male on male contact is absent
7. Unrealistic body image and desires.  No body hair, large breasts and butts with tiny waists. The porn fantasy sex give teens false ideas about sex and creates body image issues, such as eating disorders, for young girls.
8. Cause and effect theory. Porn makes rape and sexism acceptable.
·      Middlesex University London study found that college men couldn’t determine which statements about women were descriptions from porn or quotes from convicted rapists.
 
Arguments for pornography
1. Human beings are sexual people who desire to be desired by others and to pleasure and be pleasured by others, which may be seen as objectification.
2. People involved in BMSD take pleasure in being dehumanized and dehumanizing others.  They participate freely, making it liberating, not oppressive, when they see representation of their sexuality in porn.
3. Pro believes that anti
  • ·      Ignores issues of equal representations of sexualities based on race, class, gender, and sexual preference within our culture.
  • ·     Ignores the treatment and rights’ of workers within the porn industry by demonizing porn.
4. Porn made by women for women gives women opportunities to shameless explore their sexuality and see themselves as sexual people, instead of objects. Examples of sexualities shown in queer or alternative porn:
  • ·      Plus size porn actresses, gay and lesbians experiences, dominate females, submissive males, women wearing strap-ons, straight males enjoying being penetrated, multiple sex partners, comical / satirical situations and emotional sexual experiences.
5. Banning porn and male dominance of the industry
  • ·      Leads to guilt, shame and confusion about sex.
  • ·      Traps women in the bad girl/ good girl or slut/virgin dichotomies
  • ·      Creates the idea that there is only one normal sexuality, heterosexuality
6. A correlation between S&M porn viewing and committing rape and violence isn’t cause and effect theory.
  • ·      Correlations are not facts.
  • ·      Blaming porn ignores free will and removes responsibility from the individual
  • ·      Porn reflects macro cultural problems that will not be solved by banning porn
7. Porn made by women that include storylines, emotional connections with sex, and mutual fulfilling sex acts can change how sex is perceived.
8. Porn can be used as an educational tool to teach
  • ·      How to establish boundaries and consent.
  • ·      How to have safe sex.
  • ·      How to express desires to your partner(s)

One comment

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