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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 its protection have deprived women of speech especially speech against pornography MacKinnon 9 MacKinnon argues this bye explaining defamation and discrimination racial and sexual harassment and equality and speech Women are sexually abused for the making of pornography Torture rape hot wax dripping over nipples and murdering women are the tools to produce a product of evil Literature is the description of these crimes against humanity emphasized and cameras are proof of these crimes On the assumption that words have only a referential relation to reality pornography is defended as only words-even when it is pictures women had to directly used to make even when the means of writing are womens bodies even when a women is destroyed in order to say it or show it or because it was said or shown MacKinnon 12 However assuming words are only a partial relation to reality would mean we would have to reconsider what reality is Our wedding vows such as I do would be meaningless and a jury could never return a verdict that is only partial to reality These words are treated as the institutions and practices they constitute rather than as expressions of the idea they embody Mackinnon 13 Therefore if these words of pornography are only words dont they institutionalize rape Since pornography is rape on women Pornography is protected by the First Amendment as free speech but why Because the pornographic materials are construed as ideas and the First Amendment protects ideas Pornography is commonly brushed of as some product of fantasy for
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