Pornography and Harm

Pornography and Harm - 1. The US government should ban the...

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1. The US government should ban the possession of violent pornography if and only if violent pornography harms women. a. Violent pornography is protected by the First Amendment. ± Legal pornography is considered a form of free speech. ± When produced by consenting adults, violent pornography is legal in the United States. b. Free speech that causes physical harm to others is not protected by the First Amendment. ± Falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater is not free speech, because people could be injured in the mass panic. ± The Supreme Court has ruled that the rights of one individual can not infringe on the rights of another. c. The government can ban the possession of materials that are harmful to all or part of society. ± The US government prohibits the possession of drugs that pose a serious threat to the well- being of society. ± The government also outlaws the possession of dangerous firearms that have no justifiable use by private citizens. d. Violent pornography opponents say that women are the part of society harmed by it. ± Over one-half of the US population is female. ± The argument for banning violent pornography is that violent porn objectifies women and incites sexual aggressiveness in men, making them more likely to commit sex crimes. 2. Violent pornography does not harm women. a. Violent pornography does not physically or mentally harm women. ± London's Home Office stated that there was no evidence of a link between violent porn and sex crimes. ± In Japan, the exponential increase in the availability of all types of pornography, including
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