Feminist View of Pornography
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In this paper we will assess the view of pornography from the three categories of the feminist, the three group are; anti-pornography, liberal, and pro sex feminist. The anti-pornography feminist theories argues that, pornography promote violence against women. According to Mackinnon (1989) pornography is a form of rape, an action of sexual politics and a way of enhancing gender inequality. She further state that pornographic materials present women as sexual objects that enjoy pain and experience pleasure in being raped. Pro sex feminist argue that censoring pornography is against the freedom of expression. Pro sex feminist claim that anti-pornography feminist advocate of censorship of expression by referring to it as pornography. Will censoring pornography undermine instead of promoting the right of women? To answer the question above, in this paper we will assess the use of pornography using feminist theories.
Feminist view of pornography indicate the significant of sexuality to the feminism and also the prostitution. The view of the pornography has an issue that has threatened to them into two group, especially among feminists in western countries. Some even made public that they won’t share stage with pro pornography feminists. The height of the division was in the year 1980s, during the Feminist Sex Wars. The war pitted anti-pornography feminism against sex-positive feminism.
There are three common feminist view on the pornography. The most common view particularly in academic is that pornography is a male culture that humiliate, defile and exploit women. A second view on the pornography, is the liberal position, that incorporate the freedom for expression and uses the right as a defense of pornography without strictly defending the pornography, but stating that everyone has the right to consume or produce words...