Finding the Fallacies
Debate class, MW 11am-12:15pm
Feminists might criticize me for looking at porn, but they shouldn't talk; they
obviously look at it, too, or they couldn't criticize it.
Forcing a Dichotomy Fallacy
The claim suggests that there they look at porn for the same reasons,
potentially without a critiquing eye.
However, just because two people
watch or do the same thing, doesn’t mean they have the same feelings or
point of view towards it.
Many important people, including Presidents, writers, and entertainers have been
interviewed by the magazine and the women who pose in it, apparently agree.
1Argument from authority
This says that important people, such as presidents, agree with it, there for
you should to.
However, it doesn’t say which important people, cause
who’s important to me may not bee important to you.
Its also using
people like writers and women who pose in the magazine, which have a
vested interest in the success of the magazine
Scientific studies so far have not proved that pornography is harmful, so it must
not be harmful.
Just because it has not been scientifically proven not to be harmful, it
hasn’t been scientifically to be harmful either, a conclusion can not be
based off the given information, its to quick to make that assumption.
Besides, to be harmful, pornography would either have to harm the men who read
it or the women who pose in it and since they both choose these activities, they
must not be harmful.
Classifying that being harmful has to hurt either the men who read it or
women who pose in it is false because what about everybody else and the
potential harm it could or could not cause.
Limiting it to those two
smaller groups of people is not an accurate representation of the entire