Pornography and Degradation

Hypatia 2 (2):39 - 54 (1987)
I have taken a Kantian approach to the issue of pornography and degradation. My thesis is that by perpetuating derogatory myths about womankind, for the sake of financial gain, the pornography industry treats the class of women as a means only, and not as composed of individuals who are ends in themselves. It thus de-grades all women, as members of this class, imputing to them less than full human status.
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Joel Feinberg (1982). Rights, Justice, and the Bounds of Liberty. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 43 (1):120-127.
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