Philosophy Notes, Week 6 & 7
Philosophy Notes, Week 6 & 7 Phil 2010 016
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021516 Thomson believed that there is no moral excuse for abortion Every fetus should have the tool to life which is life itself Every fetus is a person and if killing a person is morally unacceptable and also illegal so should be aborting a fetus There are only few cases in which abortion is possibly excused Rape Incest or the if the life of the mother is impaired 021716 Longino believes that pornography is harmful Pornography is that which depicts women as subservient to men subordinates their sexual desires to those of men and does not treat women with respect but instead as objects to be used for the greater purpose of male sexual grati cation Therefore nude art is not pornography A depiction of rape in lm for the purpose of narrative that builds towards a critique of rape culture is not pornography Presumably explicit videos depicting passionate love making wherein a woman s sexual interests are respected is not pornography In particular Longino is worried about depictions of bondage rape and torture in pornography Prostitutes are treated as a mere means as instruments of male sexual pleasure and nothing more But pornography does not depict prostitutes t intends to depict normal everyday women Longino There us a correlation between exposure to pornographic materials and actually committing acts of sexual violence Fun fact Almost half of Americans think porn encourages rape Pornography Leads to an increase in sexually motivated violent crime Leads to beliefs about what women desire sexually that are false Contributes to the subjugation of women as the quot second sexquot or as secondclass citizens 022216 See Philosophy Notes on Singer
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