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The Sale and Consumption of Pornography Is the Sale and consumption of pornography morally permissible I argue that the sale and consumption of pornography is not morally permissible because of its distressing effects Pornography is an 8 billion per year industry Pornographic magazines can be found at every newsstand Adult bookstores and video stores can be found in every city The sale and consumption of pornographic material is huge but it shouldnt be The sale and consumption of pornography is morally unacceptable because of its disturbing effects on the male viewer the woman and on society To clearly defend or oppose pornography we must understand what makes a work pornographic As Philosopher Harold Gardiner SJ interprets it if a work is to be called pornographic it must of its nature be such as actually to arouse or calculated to arouse in the viewer or reader such venereal pleasure Anything that is intended to cause sexual arousal This includes books movies and photographed pictures What defenders of pornography dont seem to want to understand is that these sexually explicit materials has troubling effects The male viewer of pornography can be easily sucked into a world where women are there to fulfill his every sexual desire Psychological research has found that men exposed to pornography tend to be more aggressive toward women and become desensitized to sexual violence This is understandable In pornographic films women are tortured raped and beaten They are also seen as enjoying it This shows the male viewer that these types of behavior is needed to get the ultimate sexual satisfaction After being heavily exposed to pornography it is almost understandable that the male view will act aggressively toward women he sees them as objects there to satisfy his sexual desires According to Immanuel Kant this violates his principle of Respect for Persons The principle emphasizes to never treat people mearly as a mean to your own end instead treat people as ends
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