Wicclair\u2019s View - Wicclairs View Feminism Pornography and Censorship 1 Accept the definition of porn that includes violent and degrading material 2

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Wicclair’s View: “Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship” 1) Accept the definition of porn that includes violent and degrading material 2) Discussing legal censorship 3) Given that some material may harm women, should we attempt to ban such material legally? 4) We must be careful here—freedom of expression is important and we should recognize that the power of the censor might be easily misused, and be suspicious of state interference regarding such expression. 5) The question is: Is censorship a legitimate means of protecting women? i) It is a waste of time to try to censor porn ii) There are other better ways to protect women iii) It is hard to pinpoint porn as the cause of harm for women 6) Wicclair’s liberal view: Freedom should be limited only on the basis of a clear and present danger. 7) The “Let’s play it safe argument.” Just in case porn does increase the likelihood of rape and other sexual harms, let’s censor it
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