Virtual child pornography: The eroticization of inequality

Neil Levy

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    Abstract

    The United States Supreme Court has recently ruled that virtual child pornography is protected free speech, partly on the grounds that virtual pornography does not harm actual children. I review the evidence for the contention that virtual pornography might harm children, and find that it is, at best,inconclusive. Saying that virtual childpornography does not harm actual children is not to say that it is completely harmless,however. Child pornography, actual or virtual,necessarily eroticizes inequality; in a sexist society it therefore contributes to the subordination of women.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)319-323
    Number of pages5
    JournalEthics and Information Technology
    Volume4
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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