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Critical Issue Analysis Pornography In numerous ways and forms pornography is allowing our country to take a second glance and ask ourselves how far we are prepared to go and what we are willing to sacrifice in order to defend free speech and our rights to personal choice The quarrel over pornography is not simply the question over right or wrong but also involves the speculation that its survival requires or possibly even causes an inequality between men and women When women are the major contributors to the industry how could something like pornography cause a disparity between men and women It would appear that since women are enthusiastically contributing to the business of pornography maybe they should be criticized at least uniformly if not more so then the men who watch it We all have our own views of what is and is not measured as obscene Theoretically a work has to be an insulting portrayal of materials prohibited by state statute and appeal to the erotic curiosity to be obscene It also has to be short of serious artistic literary political social or scientific worth A work meeting these criteria is regarded as obscene In an article written by Donna A Demac the account of pornography censorship obscenity and the constitutional rights of the people are conveyed with a particularly moderate outlook Demacs piece gives an intellectual summary as to the events of various political parties activists and groups that have fought for and against some of the issues concerning pornography The most prejudiced and traditional of the authors included is Catherine MacKinnon She touches on the idea that there is a great deal of resemblance between slavery and pornography Her editorial Pornography Civil Rights and Speech states the harm of pornography does not lie in the fact that it is offensive but that at least in developed societies it is an industry that mass produces sexual intrusion access to possession and use
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