The changing face of porn and the price we pay

Robin Morgan, an American author, feminist, and child actor, made the following statement in her book, Theory and Practice: Pornography and Rape, in, The Word of a Woman, part 1, which which was written in 1974, but published 1992; “The act of rape is merely the expression of the standard, ‘healthy’ even encouraged male fantasy in patriarchal culture, that of aggressive sex. And the articulation of that fantasy into a billion-dollar industry is pornography….Pornography is sexist propaganda-no more, no less. Pornography is the theory: rape is the practice” (pp. 137, 139).Morgan, is stating that the consumption of porn by men increases their willingness to rape, and aggravates hostility. The statement is one that has spawned debate across multiple lines, for while many agree with Morgan, others find this a rash and blatantly misleading statement. One reason for such outcry against the statement by Morgan, is the obvious all encompassing nature of the word pornography. I for one feel that despite your views on pornography itself, one has to make the clear distinction between an issue of Playboy, child pornography of any king, rape films and hard core bondage.
http://children.foreignpolicyblogs.com/2009/10/22/the-changing-face-of-porn-and-the-price-we-pay/

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