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Unformatted text preview: Meredith Thomas Philosophy 211 April 7, 2010 Rock on Porn Industry In The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy, and Equality , Altman expresses his beliefs that a person has the liberty to define and enact their own sexuality. He defends the motion to accept pornography on the basis that it is a personal choice regardless of the social acceptance of the multi-million dollar industry. I argue that Altman’s contentions are correct, a person has a right to watch, create, and profit off of pornography on the grounds that their sexual activity is their own personal business. One might object that Altman’s reasons for the acceptance of pornography does not support his conclusion because pornography is endangering the minds of our nation’s youth. Children are being exposed to inappropriate lifestyles through pornography. Regardless of a person’s moral upbringing, pornography defies the idea of a healthy sexual living. The pornography industry ignores the benefits of practicing safe sex therefore corrupting the healthy...
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course PHIL 112 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.
- Spring '11