Pornography in the Media

Essay by paulsannaUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, July 2006

download word file, 9 pages 5.0 1 reviews

Downloaded 69 times

It started by way of messengers and a scribe, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us worldwide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we have, and nothing else in today's world influences public perception quite as heavily.

Unfortunately, however, most of what is broadcast or transmitted in the news today is with reference to the chaotic condition of our planet, or something else that society as a whole sees as detrimental or damaging. But the news on television is not the only type of media taking the criticism of society.

Other forms of mass media, specifically movies and television programs containing pornography and violence have been heavily criticized. The underlying concept to be debated here is that society is negatively influenced, specifically, by these images of pornography. But who is to blame for the pornographic images? The key is that the mass media is not to be blamed for pornography, but society as a whole should be. In actuality, the media people should not be dubbed as the "bad guys". They simply use their power in the most constructive ways possible in order to promote their ratings and popularity. One way to do that is to concentrate on what sells: sex, violence and disast!


For thousands of years, sex itself has been considered "evil" and revolting. This is exactly why the concealment of the sex organs and teaching feelings of shame toward human sexuality is so common...