Society has witnessed drastic changes since the introduction of the internet; some may say that the internet has brought many positive changes in the society while others may argue to oppose this belief. It is very debatable whether the internet had brought more positive changes or negative changes in the society, there are probably more negatives than positives that this invention has brought with it. There is no denying that the society cannot grow and prosper without utilizing the internet, at the same time the internet provides ideal platform for hackers to retrieve sensitive details and indulge in fraudulent activities. Internet is both boon and bane to the society and this can is proved by the above example. The various stock exchanges across the world cannot function even for a second without this powerful invention. This paper will throw light upon the changes that the internet has brought in the society, the main focus of this paper will be on cyber crime as that is the most fast growing crime in the society and the internet provides an ideal platform to countless people to indulge in cyber crime. A comprehensive analysis of pornography on the internet will be provided in this paper.
Pornographic material may be defined as something which stimulates the sexual feelings of an individual. Pornography may be broadly divided into two major categories namely, visual and written. Pornography is also known as smut or obscene material. This paper will throw light upon pornography as a health issue and how it impacts the society.
The term “pornography” comes from porneia, the Greek word for prostitute, and means “the writings of and about prostitutes”. Defining the type of material that qualifies as pornography is more difficult. It is a relative term, subject to interpretation based on people’s opinions. Standards of obscenity have been defined legally in a consistent way.” (Pornography, 6 March 2009). The society has changed for worse, pornography is impacting the society and it mainly targets the youngsters. They become more prone to this evil and it leads to devastating consequences. There is no doubt that watch porn movies spoils the character of an individual in addition to this it also provokes a person to commit various crimes like rapes, eve teasing etc. Pornography is a very big menace in the society, the porn industry is growing with each passing day, and it is a multibillion dollar industry. This goes to show that the demand for such obscene movies exists this is the only reason why such movies are produced and distributed. If there is no demand of a product there will be no supply this is the simplest of all the economics principles. Considering all this it is quite obvious that there is a demand for such obscene movies.
Impact of Pornography
Pornography impacts the society hugely; it portrays a wrong picture of women, it shows women exploitation and it is a source with the help of which women are very frequently exploited. “Many laboratory experiments are alleged to prove a negative societal influence from exposure to pornography. Results from different experiments supposedly demonstrated that exposure to pornography particularly that which includes violence, leads to the degradation of women, the trivilization of rape and increased likelihood of aggression or acceptance of violence against women.” (Pornography, 2009).
More and more number of people and young children are falling prey to pornography. “Swedish politico Goeran Eurenius was caught with his pants down when the Goteborg-Posten, a daily newspaper, revealed that he had moonlighted as a porn star. The 47-year-old Eurenius is a local councilor in Haerryda, 310 miles southwest of Stockholm, and has “acted” in at least 14 pornographic movies.” (Swedish politician moonlights as a porn star, 2009). There are numerous politicians who have been caught red handed in their involvement with pornography. This is a very shameful thing because the politicians are supposed to be the representatives of the common people and if they get themselves involved in such activities then the people would lose their faith in them. They are supposed to lead from the front but the reality is very different, till date there have been so many politicians caught for their involvement in pornography.
Pornography has negatively impacted our society and in reality it is an evil which should be dealt with without wasting any more time. It is weakening our society and spoiling the future generation. Some big steps to counter the same must be taken sooner rather than later.
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