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Yes, But No! Watching Porn is Individual Choice, But It's Also Crime Against Women

If production of porn involves or leads to crimes against women, it needs eradication, not regulation

Yes, But No! Watching Porn is Individual Choice, But It's Also Crime Against Women
Yes, But No! Watching Porn is Individual Choice, But It's Also Crime Against Women
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2021-08-13T08:53:28+05:30

Porn as terminology, has three very clear aspects. One is the moralistic debate: to watch or not to watch? Here, not just India, but every single country, including the most liberal, western countries are involved. The second part of the debate is: who produces porn and why? And the third is, simply, how much of the porn ­industry universe is connected to human trafficking and­sexual offences against women.

Let us look at all three aspects independent of each other.

First question first. When we delve into that inquiry, the simple thing is to say that—regardless of the moralistic issue of what kind of people watch porn, what kind of perversion is involved etc—people in every democratic set-up should have the right to watch the kind of content they want. Most producers of porn say they are making artistic films, a far cry from ­reality. What it has is a tremendous amount of titillation—in fact, more. It’s almost like watching live sex. That is what porn is. Morally speaking, to watch or not to watch is an individual’s...

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