Should pornography be banned?

i think pornography objectifies and exploits women, what is your opinion?
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  • Women choose that work and get paid way better for doing it than men in the industry with the exception of people that are human trafficked. If you fix the human trafficking problem, then it's really just a bad job that a lot of men and women with no moral compass pursue.

    In America we have freedom of speech and of the press, so technically you can produce the stuff, but being that it is lewd content there are specific controls on the material that require that it not be distributed to minors. That's were the biggest issue exists in the internet age. Most pornography sites do not verify age in any meaningful way thus the law is broken. If hard registrations with id verification were to occur to host porn sites on US servers, then those servers would just move off shore and if they were firewalled off, people would just use VPNs. So there really is no solution to stop porn consumption without age verification in the modern age. You can legally take a moral stand, but you really can't enforce it.

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  • I'm in favor of deporting people who want to ban things.

    I heard that England is considering a law to ban anyone born after 2008 from ever being allowed to buy tobacco for their entire life.

    The prohibition of alcohol in the U. S. went really well. (sarc.)
    And the war on drugs, especially hemp, has been a complete disaster.

    Banning the ownership of guns only makes criminals feel safer.

    Banning abortion only leads to dangerous, underground abortions.

    I hate authoritarianism and "Nanny government". It can't feed the hungry, house the homeless, or provide medical care, but it can cause even more suffering by criminalizing people's behavior.

    People who support such policies are similar to supporters of dictatorship and religious fundamentalism who use terror to enforce their policies. They don't respect the values and opinions of others.

    I believe in "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." I may not agree with others, but I don't imagine that I have the moral right to force my opinions on them.

    • The tobacco law passed, guess the wealth confiscations to make up the taxes are coming

    • Well said!

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  • It depends on what kind you're talking about. If you mean porn where people have literally kidnapped them and force them to do it, then yes. And porn that'd be considered illegal, also yes. But porn where the women signed up for it herself and all, probably not. I mean, they are adults that consented to be photographed & filmed having sex with other people. So, then you're just taking their jobs from them without hearing what they have to say.

  • It objectifies and exploits men too. But people in that field chose that field of work themselves. They all have their own reasons. Some will say they don’t feel exploited but rather empowered because it’s their bodies.

    I believe it is banned in some countries.

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  • It would have to be banned in all countries, not just where you are.

    UK banned access to the Pirate Bay some years ago. A few mouse clicks and I was in.

    • There ismoney tombe made in porn, big money. The owners will move their servers to any non-restricted country.

    • @apple1996 We spoke recently. I didn’t want to tell you that I’m almost a doctor. You were saying how you wouldn’t have kids with an older man and I was disagreeing with you. The female immune system is strong and eliminates all the defective sperm so easily. If a sperm cell reaches the egg it’s actually extremely strong and healthy not defective. Your mentality is completely wrong. Take it from almost a medical practitioner. There’s valid reasons why men aren’t related to these issues as much as women are.

    • @Iitfgjl Wrong question? The topic here is porn!

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  • NO it should NOT! Yes it does everything you said, however it should be up to each individual what he or she wants to watch or participate in and if it isn't your thing don't worry about it.

  • A lot of women these days enjoys being in the industry and would argue that its a matter of personal freedom and expression. Banning it could be seen as a form of censorship that infringes on personal liberties! In the society we live in, having once consent is everything according to the law and as long as all parties involved are consenting adults, the state or anyone else should not interfere with people's private choices.

    On a personal note, I enjoy watching porn. There is surely a whole lot of kinky shit I believe should be banned since it can influence younger generation differently but there is also a whole lot I've learned from it growing up, which I believe made me a better lover.

  • I think that's a very naive perspective.

    Why would you take away the option for the women who want to enter that industry. Women who feed themselves and their loved ones from the income.

    If we did away with jobs that exploited women would you also want to get rid of the fashion industry. Basically it's the same premise.

  • You take away the candy and then what? "Solutions" always leads to more problems.

    Besides... women objectify themselves. I switch over to leftest mode and I'm going to ask why you don't see sex work as real work? Sexually objectifying ourself (as a woman) is empowering, stunning, and brave. They wrong?

    Take away the women to jerk off to and you just get more psychopaths that serial kill and shit. Are there literally no Libertarians here that just want to let people do what they want to do?

  • I think it should.

  • It would be like banning guns in the US, just not possible. It would mean every country agreeing to it, then defining what would be banned and what would not be banned at a global level. I’m not even sure restrictions would work, it should be restricted but how I don’t know as again it would need a global agreement.

  • it should be legalised and regulated. that way you actually make a change in the industry. rather than just forcing people into worse scenarios

  • Does it really exploit women sure there are some studios with over demanding schedules but there are bad employers in all industries. I think it exploits men who can't help dip there hand in there wallets to pay to see a woman naked having sex etc!

  • Nah it should be replaced by porn that objectifies and exploits only men

    • Not hard to find if that's what you're into. Don't ask me how I know.

    • I would go for equal exploitation.

    • @AngryCarl acutally is harder to find. Most of porn is created for the male gaze

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  • Legalized prostitution reduce rape rates, I'm pretty sure that porn reduce rape rates as well.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/07/17/when-rhode-island-accidentally-legalized-prostitution-rape-and-stis-decreased-sharply/

  • Nobody forces anyone to watch it, so if it offends? Don't watch.. As for banning? Nope!

  • Maybe back in the day. Now woman handle their own channels and rake in the bucks all by their lonesome.

  • Violent and degrading pornography should have been banned a long time ago. The material is getting worse and worse. If mainstream cinema can have ratings and certifications, why not pornography?

  • those aren't reasons to ban. no libel nor incite violence.

  • I think so and it exploits men as much as it does women.

  • No I think its fine people should be taught about it not being real interaction but no need 4 a ban

    • True. It's FANTASY among basically sexual "athletes" who give a very unrealistic view of how often your stepmom will get her hand. Stuck in the dryer...

  • No one can even define it. If you didn't like it, don't view it or read it. Why should you get to tell other people what they can do?

  • It exploits some men financially too. End that and don't allow anyone to have smart phones either and society would be better off.

  • It should be regulated.

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