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Dating back all the way to the 1980’s, before the internet, pornography was still a very popular and readily accessible phenomenon sweeping the nation. Many groups have tried to shut down the whole institution for the stigma it has of being very distasteful and obscene. These groups, including feminists, religious groups, and even the Reagan administration, for years, have been working toward legislation to outlaw pornography.(Suderman) What they don’t realize is that they are actually trying to remove a safe and creative sexual outlet for many people. Pornography can be defined very differently from person to person. Most people would say that it is simply words, pictures, or videos that they find sexually explicit. In 1964, Justice Potter Stewart said “I can’t define pornography, but I know it when I see it”. (“Pornography and Obscenetity”). Pornography allows people to explore their fantasies from the privacy of their own home, it allows them a safer alternative in most situations, and in some cases it can even be used as a way to educate people.
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