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Pornography PornoIt started by way of messengers and scribes evolved through the presentation ofnewspapers and radio brought us together with television and now serves usworld-wide via the ever-popular Internet It is the mass media and even from theearliest days of its existence it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlightenand enrich society and ways that deteriorate and perplex it It is not a surprise tolearn then that the mass media is the most powerful source of information wehave and nothing else in today s world influences public perception quite asheavily Unfortunately however most of what is broadcast or transmitted in the newstoday is with reference to the chaotic condition of our planet or something elsethat society as a whole sees as detrimental or damaging But the news ontelevision is not the only type of media taking the criticism of society Other formsof mass media specifically movies and television programs containingpornography and violence have been heavily criticized The underlining conceptto be debated here is that society is negatively influenced specifically by theseimages of pornography and the result is increased violence against women Thisassumption and it is indeed only an assumption is completely fallacious howeveras no concrete and completely conclusive evidence has ever been formulated insupport of the theory The key premise here is that the mass media does notcause undesirable social behaviour and in actuality the media people should notbe dubbed as the bad guys They simply use their power in the mostconstructive ways possible in order to promote their ratings and popularity Oneway to do that is to concentrate on what sells sex violence and disaster Having said this why is it then that many in society still believe otherwise why dothey continue to believe that pornography is evil and is a major cause forviolence against women specifically rape There are many reasons for thismisinterpretation and through the following few points an attempt will be made toshow that pornography has very little to
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