Essay on Sexual Ethics

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Sex Ethics Essay Outline
Thesis – Multiple outlooks have been taken on the ethics of pornography, and the means by which it may either negatively influence power in sexuality, or actually provide some sort of social value and worth. These different ethical perspectives display the flaws in the industry and what it represents; yet they also end up proving the fact that it can be modified with positive influence and that pornography is not something to be deemed utterly unethical.
Intro – Power and sexuality are two topics that often tend to intersect, becoming a source for much controversy and ethical debate surrounding the issues that they may bring up. Although the interaction of power and sexuality has been a popular topic of interest
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Besides this religious standpoint, the fact that pornography is associated with masturbation, premarital sex, use of contraception, and homosexual acts would bring forth many more reasons why Christianity would think of pornography of anything but ethical.
Paragraph 3 – Although there are many ethical issues in pornography that are presented by MacKinnon and reiterated in the Christian religious view, they both fail to look at the full depth of the issue and compare it to modern ethical standards. MacKinnon sees pornography in a very narrow minded sense, as she only looks at the type of pornography with a male dominant role. If she were to noticed how often the “female dominatrix is increasingly visible” (Tisdale, 316), or how the pornography without the male dominant figure is still popular, she may have a different view. Even lesbian pornography is viewed by many men for arousal, which contradicts her philosophy that this arousal for men is purely caused by the submission of women. Further, the “revolutionary possibilities of pornography for lesbian and bisexual women” (Tisdale, 320), show how pornography is not made solely for the purpose of men to degrade women, as the industry is fully open to women and their ideas. Already, it shows that there are women in the industry who “enjoy the work” (Tisdale, 321) and “dominant and aggressive women using and exploiting men” (Tisdale, 320). These facts do not necessarily make the industry morally