Porn: Is Women in Pornography a Step Forward or Backwards

In the article by Wendy McElroy, “A Feminist Defense of Pornography” describes a war between women having sexual freedom and those women against having sexual freedom. The women for sexual freedom were women who felt pornography was an expression or the discovery of their sexuality.  The women against sexual freedom felt that women in pornography depicts them as “sexual object”. The view of the anti-porn feminist is what every young woman is taught to see pornography as disgusting, degrading, and horrible. Why is sex so taboo for women? Women have sexual urges just like men. Why is the pro-sex feminist seen as such a let down to women’s reputation for what they take part in? I feel like women are judged for what they choose as their profession. In the article pro-sex feminist were portrayed as being forced in to performing the acts in pornography films. This implied that men were oppressors of women in the porn industry. The anti-porn feminist could not come to a better understanding about how women participation in such acts degradation. I feel that the anti-porn feminist feel like it is a step backward of women being seen as equals because men can say women do not respect themselves. The pro -sex feminist feels that they are in an industry were they’re the star, they get paid top dollar for their services and they have decision-making power. I do not think the argument of the anti-porn feminist does not hold up as strong because the women porn do not have to hide in shame for what they do but glorified by fans just as regular super stars. i also feel porn has given these women a way to express the sexual freedom without being condemned but embrace. the pro-sex feminist sees the new-found liberation to be a step forward and having not to be just performers but directors and producer of the pornography movies produced.

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