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Pornography & Free Speech1 9-1-10

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2 * Tracks technology: printing, photography, film, video, Internet, virtual reality… * $10-14 billion industry in the U.S. (Cf. Starbucks ($9.4B); Coca-Cola ($23B); State lotteries ($21B). * Return on investment: Deep Throat cost $25K to make; FBI estimates it has grossed $100 million.
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3 Site USA World NYT 25 th PornHub 28 th 50 th NetFlix 35 th RedTube 39 th 52 nd YouPorn 40 th 49 th
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4 * AVN (Adult Video News). Best Anal Weapons of Ass Destruction 6 Most Outrageous Sex Scene Night of the Giving Head Best Interracial It’s Big, It’s Black, It’s Jack Best Young Girl It’s a Daddy Thing Clever Title of the Year Strollin in the Colon
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5 Soft core vs. hard core. Pornography vs. erotica. Genres: Age Size/anatomy Race/ethnicity BDSM Transsexuals Pissing Strange object insertions and so on . . .
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6 1. Moralistic arguments : sex is for procreation only; sex is “dirty” (inherently immoral); sex ought to be private. 2. Harm-based arguments : people are harmed in the production & consumption of pornography; women are harmed in societies where pornography flourishes; pornography contributes to the oppression & thus to the social, economic and political inequality of women.
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