Rape turns to be an extremely violent act, which is very prevalent in today’s American society. Somewhere in the USA, a female is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. In 1996, approximately 307,000 American women appeared to be the victim of rape or sexual assault. In 1996, about 31% of rapes as well as sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement officials, which is less than one in every three. According to this statistics, more then 1 million violent sexual acts occur in our society every year. A great number of causes can be argued for the statistics, though I’m sure that by making certain types of pornographic or erotica material illegal, it would drastically lower the overall amount of victims in our society.
Now it’s high time to give a full definition of pornography. To cut a long story short, this word descends from the Greek word “porno”, standing for prostitutes as well as the word “graphos”, which means writing.
Pornography actually suggests the depiction of actual sexual contact as well as depiction of mere nudity or lubricous exhibition. One notable author, scholar and feminist Dr. Diana Russell, defines erotica as material, combining sex or the exposure of genitals with abuse or degradation in a manner, which condones, endorses or even encourages such behavior. So as follows from this definition, Erotica has turned to be a type of pornography.
The topic of pornography has always elicited the most emotion from me when discussing this stuff in class. It’s probably because of the fact that a friend of mine was raped. From my point of view, any depiction of the same acts for sexual gratification of anyone is absolutely wrong. For somebody to be sexually turned on by rape or any other violent sexual acts should be considered a sort of disease. Moreover, I even find those types of acts to have much common with pedophilia. In our country, the depiction of kids in sexual acts is illegal looked at as absolutely wrong in our society. The given topic affects our entire society and it needs to be seriously looked at again by our authorities.
The argument of pornography has been one debated long before in 1970, the government made it legal. At the time the laws against pornography were canceled, the authorities didn’t see the problems, which would be generated by it. Today, pornography goes far beyond the boundaries of what is considered to be normal sexual acts in our society. We should realize that there’s a clear distinction between regular pornography and violent pornography. Those used to watching violent pornography are more likely to commit violent sexual acts against other people.
Rape turns to be an extremely violent act, which is very prevalent in today’s American society. Somewhere in the USA, a female is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. In 1996, approximately 307,000 American women appeared to be the victim of rape or sexual assault.