A4 - Lauren Weindling Section #64425 Writing 140/PHIL 140...

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Lauren Weindling Writing 140/PHIL 140 Section #64425 Spring 2012 Assignment Four: “Stay up all night honking me horn” Due Date: Friday April 6th Purpose: The goal of Assignment Four is to further your critical interpretation and writing skills as well as to hone your academic style. Topic: "I can't define pornography, but I know it when I see it." - Justice Stewart, Jacobellis v. Ohio 1964 Prostitution, obscenity, sexual exploitation, objectification of women, sexual freedom, and empowerment are only a few of the many opinions about pornography, with feminists landing on either side of the debate. Pornography, from the Greek originally meaning “writing about prostitutes,” in contemporary usage usually designates neither writing nor that specifically pertaining to prostitution. One might better define pornography as “sexually explicit material (verbal or pictorial) that is primarily designed to produce sexual arousal in viewers” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Liberal opponents of pornography further try to delineate between
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