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Pornography in Our Society Susan Jacoby a journalist well known for her feminist writings and Susan Brownmiller author of several books are both supporters of the First Amendment but have opposing views on the censorship of pornography Jacobys major claim is that any form of censorship is wrong She believes there is no clear definition of what pornography is Some women may see a picture of a naked woman and view it as beautiful and artful while others may look at it in disgust and consider it degrading towards women There is never any sort of agreement Censorship of girlie magazines will lead to censorship on important issues such as abortion rape sexually transmitted diseases and so forth Jacoby believes pornography is protected by free speech and there can never be enough of the First Amendment On the other hand Brownmiller has a different point of view on this issue She believes pornography should be put back in the closet Her disapproval of pornography is the thought that its only purpose is to degrade and embarrass the female body for erotic enjoyment We are unalterably opposed to the presentation of the female body being stripped bound raped tortured mutilated and murdered in the name of commercial entertainment and free speech Brownmiller is not saying she wants pornography banned completely just out of sight In the end it will be left in the hands of the legislatures to decide what can or cannot be exhibited I too agree with Brownmiller and the idea that pornography should be put away due to the fact that it is just too easily found along with the great influence it has among children teenagers and even adults today Back in earlier days pornography was not as easily found but was easy to spot when it was found It was trashy cheap and very distasteful The female body was not portrayed in any artful sort of way Today practically any
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