Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility
January 19th 2014
Instructor John Meeks
Over the years there have been many arguments and debates over the morality of pornography. Pornography has been deemed immoral because it is sexual discrimination. Pornography has been thought to be offensive in many different ways, distasteful, and downright degrading. I believe it is important to identify the definition of pornography. This essay will define pornography as sexually explicit materials, such as pictures or videos, which downgrade women. Utilitarianism believes pornography would have to bring out more happiness than the absence of pornography for it to be moral. With that being said, pornography could be moral if it brought out happiness after viewing pornographic material. Women’s equality can be defined as a right to be treated fair and equal with man. However when it comes to pornography this is not the case. Although they are both( woman and man) involved together in sexually offensive ways, pornography has been said to downgrade women. What about the men? Why is it distasteful for a woman, but not a man? These are all things we are going to discuss within this essay; women’s equality, and the utilitarianism and deontology viewpoints on pornography.
Woman’s equality is the right to be treated equal or the same as man is treated. Women’s equality is something I believe ties into pornography. Pornography can be anything from nude paintings to sexually explicit videos. Pornography has been said to downgrade women. Women have come so far in this world such as their rights and so forth, and we have worked hard to get there. Pornography can be looked at in many different forms. Some believe that nude art is beautiful and engaging within the human body, that it is beautiful. While others look at
pornography as distasteful and downgrades woman and her body. We are going to look at...