PHI 306 EC Ch20

PHI 306 EC Ch20 - Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 20...

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Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 20 Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom: A Closer Look 1.) How does Longino define pornography? (Be sure to include into the definition what she says is endorsed by pornography.) Longino defines pornography as verbal or pictorial explicit representations of sexual behavior that have as a distinguishing characteristic “the degrading and demeaning portrayal of the role and status of the human female…as a mere sexual object to be exploited and manipulated sexually.” She adds that pornography endorses this idea of women as inferior beings whose only purpose is to satisfy the sexual pleasure of men. 2.) What are the three ways that pornography harms women, according to Longino? There are three ways that Longino claims pornography violates women. One way is that pornography is implicated in the committing of crimes of violence against women. Another is that pornography is the “vehicle for the dissemination of a deep and vicious lie about women,” this she says makes it defamatory and libelous. The final way that
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