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A brief definition of Pornography Pornography a term that has been heavily contested in many courts across America But what exactly is pornography Is a nude painting of Adam and Eve pornography If Anna Nicole Smith appears in Penthouse magazine in an erotic position is that art Most people cant see the art in nude sculpture painting or photography Pornography is all in the presentation Pornography is the use of any artistic media to simply evoke only sexual stimulation Pornography is basically a blanket that covers all types of material such as explicit literature photography films and videotapes with varying degrees of sexual content So pornography is a very broad term However the key term sexual content needs to be defined Sexual content is anything that evokes thoughts of eroticism and sexual stimulus So this excludes art that has nude subject matter Most art is not supposed to evoke feelings of eroticism Art deals with the feelings of the artist and more commonly social issues On the other hand if an artist takes a picture of a man having sex with a woman for the sake of taking a picture of a man having sex with a woman is pornography A student at the University of Oklahoma painted a picture of a woman posed in an erotic position with her breasts exposed that was entitled Porno Barbie This painting is not pornography The artist did not have sexual stimuli in mind when he painted this painting This painting was painted with a social issue in mind This issue was pornography it self It dealt with societys perception of The Perfect Woman It states that our society needs to look at women as people not pieces of meat IT was painted as a parody on pornography and Barbie Barbie is looked on by young girls and even middle-aged woman as a model of what women should look like Most girls have owned a Barbie
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