Essay by PaperNerd ContributorCollege, Undergraduate November 2001

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Pornography"¦it has been one of the biggest concerns for women and children especially the movies and the Internet. I would like to take the time to explain how women and children are affected by pornography. How can we get women to understand that pornography is morally wrong and it degrades them? How can we get people to understand that pornographyweb sites increase a child's curiosity and knowledge of sex? Yes, doing pornographic movies and web sites is one's choice, but do we, as women want to be known as people who sleep with many men for money? Yes that may be a way of making a living legally but let us call it what it really is, legalized prostitution. The director of the movie and the creator of the web site are using women for their fantasy. This is an important issue for us.

Pornography is an important issue for women, because I feel that women are being degraded more than men are.

If one were to flip through television channels late at night one would see a porn movie, with perhaps, a woman with a woman or two women with one man. Why can't it be the other way around? These type of things make a woman look like a whore than a lady trying to make a living. Women are looked at as sluts, but with a man, he is popular because he was in a pornographic movie with more than one woman. A woman's character is shattered, from a girl's point of view but talking to a guy, she is considered as a whore, but they still want to sleep with her. See how society has placed women in such high standards and we don't even know it.

I also feel that pornography is...