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The Negative Side Effects of Censorship In his article entitled “Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship,” Mark Wicclair argues that even if pornography, as defined by Helen Longino, exists, censoring pornographic material may cause more harm than good. In this paper I will examine Wicclair’s arguments and explain why I agree with him. Helen Longino defines pornography as “sexually explicit material that depicts and condones the acts of exploitation, dehumanization, subordination, abuse, or denigration of women”(382). …

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…conscience or ethical judgment, there can be no legislation that rules on moral beliefs. I think Wicclair clearly and adequately argues his points. He uses factual, as well as logical information to demonstrate his position, whereas Longino’s argument is very vague and open to interpretation. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** Bibliography Mark R. Wicclair, “Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship.” In Morality and Moral Controversies, 5th edition, edited by John Arthur (Upper Saddle River, NJ.: Prentice Hall, 1999),pp.381-386.