Feminists are generally critical of pornography because it is sexist in its portrayal of women

Feminists are generally critical of pornography because it is sexist in its portrayal of women

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Feminists are generally critical of pornography because it is sexist in its portrayal of women, emphasizes male dominance and female submission, and encourages the valuing of women according to their ability to please men. However, not all feminists agree on what should be done about pornography. Antipornography feminists believe that pornography is a primary source of male oppression of, and violence against, women. Viewing pornography as a form of sexual discrimination that diminishes women’s opportunities in all areas of life,
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Unformatted text preview: they believe that it should be restricted or eliminated. Anticensorship feminists do not believe that any single factor such as pornography causes womens subordination. Focusing on pornography as the primary source of sexual oppression downplays the sexism and misogyny within various social institutions, including judicial, legal, familial, occupational, scientific, and religious institutions. Pornography should not be censored because open discussions about sexuality and sexual practices promote womens sexual freedom....
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