BAN ONLINE PORNOGRAPHY - GIVE RESPECT AND DIGNITY TO WOMEN
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Indian Society has always revered women. In Hinduism, man and woman represent the two halves of the divine body. There is no question of superiority or inferiority between them. Hindu history is witness to the super-women, such as Gargi, Maitreyi and Sulabha, whose faculty of reasoning was far superior to that of ordinary mortals. Many female deities Saraswati, Durga, Laxmi, Kali etc., are worshipped across the country. According to the Mahabharat by cherishing the woman one virtually worships the goddess of prosperity.
Pornography is tearing apart the very fabric of our society. The social consequences of pornography are grave, We worship female goddesses and yet fail to protect women from these crimes and then blame them too." 91 years after Gandhi urged Indian men to treat their women with respect, the lesson has yet to be learned.
It’s normal for a man or a woman to lust after the opposite sex but with pornography it becomes unhealthy. Current research suggests that pornography could lead to more incidences of rape, harassment and discrimination of women and the corruption of moral that eventually endangers marriage.
A growing number of young men are convinced that their sexual responses have been sabotaged because their brains were virtually marinated in porn when they were adolescents. Their generation has consumed explicit content in quantities and varieties never before possible, on devices designed to deliver content swiftly and privately, all at an age when their brains were more plastic—more prone to permanent change—than in later life. These young men feel like unwitting guinea pigs in a largely unmonitored decade-long experiment in sexual conditioning.” “The sexual revolution promised us more sex and more pleasure. “It has actually delivered to us a generation of men who think of women as objects to be used and abused for their sexual pleasure. It has not given us men who know what virtue and honor are. It teaches young men to use women for sex and then to discard them when they become unwilling or uninteresting.”
Now, we have to cast the subject in terms of public health. But among social-conservative, there is a deeper alarm and what it portends , its not just a mere public health crisis is, in fact, a civilizational crisis with moral underpinnings that cannot be safely ignored. We are at a place in our culture in which sexual morality has been reduced to consent. Our society has embraced total sexual license.
Pornography and pornographic imagery have become pervasive, easily available, and has infiltrated the masses where everyone has free access to it through mobile and internet technology. India is on the verge of the information technology revolution led by connectivity and the digital revolution (IAMAI 2009, 2015) with 213 million (as of June 2015) mobile internet users and 302 million (as of December 2014) internet users. The number of internet users is increasing exponentially in India and it is estimated that this number will be more than 500 million by the year 2018.
Arguing that online pornography should be completely banned as it is responsible for declining values and sexual permissiveness leading to sex crimes against women and children. There is no doubt that many of these pornographic sites depict women and children as sex objects, demeaning their position and showing them as passive recipients of degrading and/or violent acts leading to unrealistic and artificial expectations and various forms of physical, mental and sexual abuse. These unrealistic and artificial representations often pressures the victims to enact or consent to acts which they find demeaning having negative mental and psychological health outcomes and consequences.
Psychologist Edward Donnerstein (University of Wisconsin) found that brief exposure to violent forms of pornography can lead to anti-social attitudes and behavior. Male viewers tend to be more aggressive toward women, less responsive to pain and suffering of rape victims, and more willing to accept various myths about rape Researchers have found that pornography (especially violent pornography) can produce a series of undesirable effects such as rape and sexual molestation. Specifically they found that such exposure can lead to increased use of coercion or rape, increased fantasies about rape, and desensitization to sexual violence and trivialization of rape.
Psychiatrists in various cities in India see a rise in people reporting to them for Internet and porn addiction, man find themselves caught on the back foot as there is little literature to guide them on how to treat these people.
In the past five years, Rajaji Center for de-addiction, the unit at Voluntary Health Services hospital, Taramani, has received around 20,000 outpatients for various addictions. “We started noticing the increase in people approaching us for help to fight porn and internet addiction only three or four years ago,” said Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar, head of the department of psychiatry at VHS. Previously, they received only one or two cases a year. “Now we see at least two cases a month,” said Dr Vijayakumar. Most of those addicted to porn are in the 20-35 age group. “They come to us when their addiction affects their work or they are unable to perform sexually,” said Dr Vijayakumar. Most of the ‘internet addicts’ are children brought in by anxious parents.
Lots of countries with ubiquitous pornography seem to be much more successful, and to treat women much better––to grant them more rights, dignity, and status as equal persons––than countries where porn is more restricted or unavailable.
Again, that doesn’t prove that the new era of hi-definition, streaming video porn doesn’t represent a public health threat, or that it isn’t morally objectionable .
There is currently no special law in India against sexual assault or harassment. "No respect for women. No respect for our culture. And as far as the law is concerned: who cares?" "Taliban-plus" mentality that is creeping into Indian society.. "At least the Taliban are open about what they like and dislike. Here, society is so hypocritical. We worship female goddesses and yet fail to protect women from these crimes and then blame them too."
Online Pornography should be completely BANNED
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