B EING frustrated is disagreeable, but the real disasters in life begin when you get what you want. And within the past 10 years, the courts and the legisla tures of most Western nations have found these arguments persuasive— so persuasive that hardly a man is now alive who clearly remembers what the answers to these arguments were. Today, in the United States and other democracies, censorship has to all intents and purposes ceased to exist. Is there a sense of triumphant exhilaration in the land?
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I am Sarah Ditum the feminist. I do not hate Gail Dines, so I was a little taken aback to see this statement on a comment thread. The debate dragged out for over a year, then collapsed unsatisfyingly, and I wrote a grumpy blogpost about it which led lots of people most of them, it has to be said, men to declare me the winner. The pornographic vocabulary of sex as the violent debasement of the female body had seeped out from screens and into the lives of the women I knew.
Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in. Governments and campaigners are keeping schtum when it comes to webcamming. It's time to break the silence. Pornography is having negative impacts on children and young people.
It is worth noting that not everyone thinks that pornography is properly regarded as a form of speech: intentional acts of communicative expression aimed primarily to express ideas or to communicate opinions to others. Frederick Schauer , for example, thinks that pornography is better viewed as a sex aid. If pornography is not speech or intentional communicative expression, then presumably pornography cannot be defended on free speech grounds. Others have suggested that pornography is speech, but not of a form that is protected by liberal principles.