In order to demonstrate this, it must be made evident that pornography is not “evil” and does not cause undesirable behavior by displaying nude women in sexually explicit circumstances.
Thus, it is important to indicate that women are not treated only as sexual objects through the media.
A common argument against pornography is that the media portrays women as being nothing more than sexual playthings and objects to satisfy male sexual desires.
As before, the media once again, is not to be held responsible for creating this image; these views are products of society.
It is not a surprise to learn, then, 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 broadcasted 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.
Society, however, does not say that objects are being made out of these rock stars and sports heroes; pictures of clothed people are no less objects of naked people.
Many complaints are also made to the effect that pornography only offers a one dimensional view to life; that women are seen as nymphomaniacs who are hysterically addicted to sex.
It should be pointed out that events such as hockey games, boxing matches, horse races and operas all offer a one dimensional view of life.
One does not attend an opera hoping to see a horse race.
The underling problem here is that the above mentioned are all socially acceptable; media displaying pornography is not.