All but one of the men believe that pornography does

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completely divided between males and females. All but one of the men believe that pornography does not affect the way men view sexuality and sexual roles whereas all of the women did. Megan stated “pornography has shaped the way men think sex is ‘supposed’ to be, which is completely unrealistic” (19-year-old female). Along the lines of what Megan said, Nick states “I know my body is not perfect and neither am I, so in all fairness, I cannot expect to have a woman that looks like a porn star,” (19-year-old male) realizing that the expectations some men have of women are very unrealistic and unreasonable. My study findings correspond well with my background research as well as my research hypothesis. My background research talks about the objectification of women through pornography and how they positively correlate. What helped even more than my background research was the interviews. The interviews I conducted provided me with individuals’ real opinions between men and women, leading to this general conclusion that women hold a stronger view than do men when it comes to pornography. Every person holds their own beliefs, whether built by culture, experience, or family values, it makes it harder to generate an accurate overall consensus from the interviews. After conducting my interviews, I have found that a majority of the interviewees do see a positive correlation between pornography and the objectification of women as well as the increasing gender gap. Although most of the factors that have contributed to the increasing gender gap deem to be out of our control, most people understand that pornography happens to be one of these contributing factors and there needs to be something done about this. My research hypothesis stated that pornography certainly does objectify women, which brings about a whole new problem, the undermining of women, in turn increasing the gender gap in society. Just as I expected, the information I received through these interviews were along the Andersen 8
same lines as my research hypothesis. Through these interviews, I learned that most men do not see pornography as a potential factor contributing to gender inequality, meanwhile women hold a stronger opposing view on pornography. Conclusion Pornography and its potential effect on women in society has been an ongoing debate for many years. The idea of pornography is seen in many different ways, some good and others bad. Pornography can depict women as sexual objects, which eventually leads to the undermining of women. Although both men and women take part in pornography, it is way more often that the woman is shown as the victim. These women go through horrible measures such as spanking, choking, and force. Through my research, I found that pornography is depicted by the objectification of women. This plays a huge role in how society views women and how they are treated. For now, many hold a negative connotation associated with pornography because of its adverse effects on women in society. In order to battle this ongoing problem, there needs to be something done

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