Sample Thesis Paper
- What are at least two facts presented by each side of the critical issue?
Men who are exposed to violent imagery have far more deviant fantasies then those who did not and exposure to non-violent photography causes men to treat women as a sexual object.
Correlations between pornography and sex crimes are weak or negligible. Evidence has shown that countries where such acts are not prone to censorship have a lower rate of sexual offences than those who do not.
2. What are at least two opinions presented by each side of the critical issue?
Diane Russell asserts that the increasing acceptance of pornography of society leads to the objectification of women and desensitizes men to the issue of rape. It also contends that pornography is responsible for justifying the myth that women enjoy rape and trivializes the importance of the issue.
Nadine Strossen in turn says that there is no direct correlation between the sales of pornography and the incidents of rape. She also says that people who have committed sexual offences were not exposed to pornography, instead grew up in a household with a repressive view of sexuality.