Roxanne May Libatique
When Sex Sells
We all know that humans are sexual beings. This is a fact used by business owners and advertising companies to their advantage and now that technology becomes more advanced with each passing year, it is now easier for media to creatively put sex in advertisements. I’m not going to talk about using sex and other erotic objects for advertising purposes though. I’m going to talk about sex and other pornographic materials that are actually being used and sold to the public not as advertising materials but as products. Yes, I’m going to talk about pornography and the industry responsible for it. To tell you the truth, I have intentionally used pornographic materials before but after our group’s report about that topic, it opened my eyes and made me realize how despicable the porn industry is. It is a violent and filthy industry that mostly preys on women, particularly those who were sexually abused as children, who became prostitutes at a young age and wanted to earn more money, and those in poverty who think that there are no other viable ways to earn money, making them enter the industry that would turn them into tools for sexual satisfaction. Let me further explain how stomach-churning this industry is. The porn industry is so powerful that it can be responsible for some stereotypes regarding men and women when it comes to sex and relationships. Women in the porn industry are seen as nothing more than sexual tools that NEED to be fucked, always want to be fucked, abused, hurt, and used to satisfy men’s desire and fetishes. It makes us believe that even if a woman will turn down a man’s sexual advancements at first, she will eventually give in and let him have sex with her and would even take control after a few minutes of doing sexual acts because like what they say in pornographic videos, she’s a “one horny slut”. Porn even made it look like it’s alright for people to commit illegal acts like rape and physical/verbal...
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