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The causes of the deterioration of society are attributed to many parts of human nature Actions feelings and events have all been blamed for the rise in crime and violence None of these however have created as much controversy as pornography Anti-pornography groups have tried to make all forms of this entertainment illegal These activists blame pornography for the increase in sexual violence the degradation of women and a blockade to the first amendmentTruly a multi-media event pornography can be seen in magazines theaters television programming bars clubs telephone numbers and the Internet The term pornography is derived from the Greek word prone which means whore and graphing which means to write So literally pornography translates to the writings of harlots or depictions of acts of prostitutes The broad field of pornography is divided into two fields hard-core and soft core The difference between the two is that in hard-core porn genital manipulation and penetration are visible Media and Gender MonitorHard-core pornography can only be bought in specialty adult only stores Other ways that this can be seen is through pay-per view and the Internet Late night movies on ShowTime and other premium cable channels are good examples of soft-core pornography These movies often show nudity and sexual situations However these shows never show the act of intercourse explicitly Media and Gender Monitor Magazines like Playboy and Penthouse are not exactly true pornography because there is no sex involved at all Magazines like these are characterized as exotica McElroy Even though hard-core pornography is harder to get than soft-core many moral conservatives and radical feminists choose to blur the distinction Most even include erotica in as pornography This causes problems because these activist groups are trying to ban everything pornographic For example conservatives and feminists are trying to link the increase in sexual violence with pornography The increase in violence has never even been proven in relation to hard-core pornography Most of the groups that
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