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Commodified Gender Performance and Influence in Pornography

Philosophical Methods and Analysis PHIL 6120
Master of Arts in Ethics and Applied Philosophy Fall 2013


Pornography is treated as a social illness by some academic disciplines and by most religious groups. This depiction arises from a perceived corruption of societal values through the viewing of pornography. Could it be possible that pornography is mirroring what exists in society? Pornographic imagery is driven by the consumer demand for a specific type of imagery. If the social demands were to change, then so would pornography itself. This paper explores this concept through the lens of feminist and post-modern theories.

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