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Sarah Quinn 260213841 Due: April 7, 2008 TA: David Koloszyc Sexual Ethics: Essay 2 The act of sexual interaction is as much a part of art in literature and film as the manuscript and characters. In pornography, sex is blatant. What arises are questions of exploitation and self respect, especially among women’s groups. Pornography is an adult media, with age and financial restrictions for viewing and within the mainstream industry, all is consensual. The feminist critique of the porn industry disregards the choice that women and men make to be involved in the industry and the feeling of sexual empowerment and confidence that stars exude. Pornography does not hurt anyone except those who are unwilling to accept sexuality. Through an exploration of power in the first amendment, power in male domination and the traditional sexual roles and the possibility of power breakdowns I will prove that sexual roles are fluid and that pornography does not hurt anyone except those without open minds. Catharine MacKinnon devotes her article, Not a Moral Issue to the exploration of male power in the porn industry and the scope of obscenity laws in America, under the first amendment. The primary idea of her article is that pornography is an affirmation of male dominance, both outside the industry and within sexual acts. Men make the laws regarding what is obscene and in the majority of cases, according to MacKinnon, dominating the films as well. This idea of domination and society is archaic, and the 1983 publication date is no excuse. 1
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MacKinnon’s article deserves extensive examination and rebuttal in order to disprove the bias in her writing. She examines two issues primarily: obscenity laws and the first amendment, and the issue of male dominance in the porn industry and the domination of legislation regarding the obscene. Firstly, obscenity. MacKinnon makes the fair conclusion that obscenity laws are incredibly vague and entirely subjective to the viewer and lawmaker, two separate entities. In the explanation, “because the abstractness of obscenity as a concept, situated within and equally abstract approach to freedom of speech embodied in the First Amendment doctrine,
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