PHIL- porn and free speech

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PHIL- Pornography and Free Speech 9/1/10 Porn business Tracks technology Printing press, photography, film, video, internet, virtual reality $10-14 billion industry in the US Starbucks ($9.4) Coca-cola ($23 Billion) State lotteries ($21 billion) About $25K to make and the FBI estimates that it has grossed up to $100 million Porn has its’ Oscars 2009 AVN (Adult Video News) Content Soft core vs. hard core sexual intercourse/close ups Porn vs. erotica Diff genres Ages, size, ethnicity, etc… 4 main approaches to argue against porn Moralistic sex is only to reproduce Sex is private Sex is dirty Harm based people are harmed in production/consumption Women are harmed in societies where porn flourishes Porn contributes to oppression and social/economical inequality of women Sex discrimination Porn is a practice that subordinates/silences women See Catherine MacKinnon Only Words 1993 Agency based people choose to consume porn/choose to maintain their sexual fantasies. By fantasizing these things it corrodes ones character Language Matters We use definitions/characterizations to do (at least) two things 1. Help identify things in world by finding things that fit those definitions and characterizations a. Identification function of language 2. Help us formulate argument by clarifying what things we are talking about a. Strategic function of language
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2 types of characterization Descriptive characterization does not contain evaluation Sally sang a song Normative characterization contains evaluation Sally screeched and howled as singing “Pornography is the undiluted essence of anti-female propaganda.” Descriptive makes it easier Normative is less helpful but more useful If you want to say you are against porn no one will disagree but using normative helps to use wording to beat around the bush for or against porn “Pornography is the purest expression of human sexual and spiritual liberation.” 9/8 Few numbers Wage gap most optimistic estimate Women make 82 cents on the dollar compared to men for the same work Wealth gap 57% of men negotiated their starting salary where as 7% of women do Generates an average initial wage disparity of $4,000 per year adding up to $.5M over a career Justice department says 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted Women 3 times as likely as men to be murdered by an intimate partner Conscious vs. non-conscious bias May hold attitudes that unaware of and that we would disavow if we knew about them Non-conscious attitudes can manifest themselves in our behavior Project implicit https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/ “an analysis of more than 00,00 completed Implicit Association Tests suggested that more than 70% of test takers associated White people with good and Black people with bad more strongly
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