The causes of the deterioration of society are attributed to many parts of human nature. Actions, feelings, and events have all been blamed for the rise in crime and violence. None of these, however, have created as much controversy as pornography. Anti-pornography groups have tried to make all forms of this entertainment illegal. These activists blame pornography for the increase in sexual violence, the degradation of women, and a blockade to the first amendment.
Truly a multi-media event, pornography can be seen in magazines, theaters, television programming, bars, clubs, telephone numbers, and the Internet. The term “pornography” is derived from the Greek word prone, which means “whore,” and graphing, which means, “to write.” So, literally, pornography translates to “the writings of harlots” or “depictions of acts of prostitutes.” The broad field of pornography is divided into two fields, hard-core and soft core. The difference between the two is that...