The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.
Pornography has been so thickly glossed over with the patina of chic these days in the name of verbal freedom and sophisication… Part of the problem is that those who traditionally have been the most vigorous opponents of porn are often those same people who shudder at the explicit mention of any sexual subject… There can be no equality in porn, no female equivalent, no turning of the tables in the name of bawdy fun. Pornography, like rape, is a male invention, desgined to dehumanize women… Pornography is the undiluted essence of anti-female propoganda.Susan Brownmiller
Legend has it that every new technology is first used for something related to sex or Pornography. That seems to be the way of humankind.tim berners-lee
Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it.
Pornography is the theory, and rape is the practice. And what a practice. The violation of an individual woman is the metaphor for man's forcing himself on whole nations [...], on nonhuman creatures [...], and on the planet itself [...].robin morgan
Pornography does not cause rape or violence, which predate Pornography by thousands of years. Rape and violence occur not because of patriarchal conditioning but because of the opposite, a breakdown of social controls.camille paglia
Pornography is used in rape - to plan it, to execute it, to choreograph it, to engender the excitement to commit the act.
Pornography is not a monolith, either of apolitical pleasure or of unpleasurable power.
Pornography and violence are by-products of societies in which private identity has been ... destroyed by sudden environmental change.
Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas Pornography only adds to the murk.
What Pornography is really about, ultimately, isn't sex but death.Susan Sontag
But fantasy kills imagination, Pornography is death to art.iris murdoch
It is not Pornography that is obscene, it is hunger that is obscene.josé saramago
I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [hard-core Pornography]; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.potter stewart
This used to be about sex. The literature of my people was Pornography, filled with cries for mercy, drama enacted on people without prolonged negotiation, partners engaged in a dance in the middle of a bonfire. Now, it's 300-page manuals about how to make sure nothing bad will happen.laura antoniou
A widespread taste for Pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.j. g. ballard
Sexual harassment legislation feels unfair to men because if they sued over an ethnic joke, or over a woman discussing Pornography or asking them out, they’d be laughed out of the company.warren farrell
A librarian is not a legal process. There is not librarian in the country unless she or he is a lawyer who is in the position to determine what he or she is looking at is indeed child Pornography.judith krug
Show me an abuse of women in society, I'll show it to you made sex in the Pornography. If you want to know who is being hurt in this society, go see what is being done and to whom in Pornography and then go look for them other places in the world. You will find them being hurt in just that way.catharine mackinnon
This in turn suggests an answer to our question: what happened between the birth of De Sade and the birth of Krafft-Ebbing? The rise of the novel taught Europe to use its imagination. And when imagination was applied to sex, the result was the rise of Pornography -- and of "sexual perversion."colin wilson
[S]ome Islamist men...claim to find the veil sexy; Shabbir Akhtar, a British writer, sees it creating "a truly erotic culture in which one dispenses with the need for the artificial excitement that Pornography provides.
There is no evidence that demonstrates a significant increase in the danger to children caused by Pornography. A person who is prone to act on his fantasies will likely do so irrespective of the availability of Pornography.
Children who willingly participate in sexual acts have the right to make that decision as well, even if it's distasteful to us personally. Some children will make poor choices just as some adults do in smoking and drinking to excess; this is part of life. When we outlaw child Pornography, the prices paid for child performers rise, increasing the incentives for parents to use children against their will.
Men may buy Pornography but women pay for it – in terms of exploitation, rape, violence, and a society that sees them as disposable sexual objects. *Rosalie Maggio The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage (1991)
[I can't define what is Pornography.] "But I know it when I see it."
Erotica: The depiction of naked men. Depictions of naked women are far less innocent and are known as "Pornography".richard summerbell
What do my science fiction stories have in common with Pornography? Fantasies of an impossibly hospitable world, I'm told.kurt vonnegut
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales underscores that Bomis, his dot-com search engine business, was not directly involved in Pornography, pointing out that its content was R-rated rather than X-rated, like Maxim magazine rather than Playboy .
Watching Pornography [..] is like going to a Wikipedia page. You search for a specific thing, a specific feeling, a specific result, and that’s exactly what you find.