In the late seventies, Our Nation became shocked and outraged by the rape , multilation, and murder of a dozen young beautiful girls.The man who was mainly responsable for these murders, Ted Bundy, who was later apprehended and executed.During his detention in various penitentiaries,he was mentally probed and probbed by phycologist and phychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of violent actions and sexual frustrations.Many theories arose in attempts to explain the motivational factors behind his muderous escapades.However, the strongest and feasible of these theories came not from the phycologists, but from the man himself, As a teenager,my buddies and I would all sneak around and watch porn.As I grew older,I became more and more intrested and involved in it,(pornography) became an obsession.I got so involved in it, I wanted to incorporate (porn) into my life, but I couldn't behave like that and maintain the success I had worked so hard for.I generated an alter-ego to fullfill my fantasies under-cover.Pornography was a means of unlocking the evil I had burried inside of myself (Leidholdt 47).Is it possible that pornography is acting as the key to unlocking the evil in unstable minds?

According to Edward Donnerstein,a leading researcher in the pornography feild,The relationship between sexually violent images in the media and subsequent aggression and ...callous attitudes towards women is much stronger statistically than the relationship beetween smoking and cancer(Itzin 22).After considering the increase in rape and molestation,sexual harasement,and other sex crimes over the last few decades,and also the corresponding increase of buisness in the pornography needs considerable study and examination.Once the evidence you will encounter in this paper is evaluated and quatified it will be hard not come away with the realization that habitual use of pornographic material promotes unrealistic and unattainable desires in men that leac to violent behavior toward women.

In odrer to properly discuss pornography and be able to link it to violence,we must first come to a basic and aggreable understanding of what the word pornography means..The term pornography originates from two greek words,porne,which means harlot,and graphein,which means to write.(Webster's 286).My belief is that the combination of the two words was originally meant to describe,in literature,the sexual escapades of women deemed to be whores.As times had passed,this definition of pornography has grown to include any and all obscene literature and pictures.At the present date date,the term is basically a blanket which covers all types of material such as explicit literature,phtography,films,and video tapes with varying degrees of sexual content.

According to Catherine Itzin a leading reasecher in the pornography feild pornography can be devided into three categories: The sexually explicit and violent; the sexually explicit and nonviolent,but subordinating and dehumanizing;and the sexually explicit,nonviolent,and nonsubordinating that is based upon mutuality.The sexually explicit and violent is graphic,showing penetration and ejaculation.Also it shows the violent act towards a woman.The second example shows the graphic sexual act and climax,but not a violent act.This example shows the woman being dressed in a costume or being talked down to in order to reduce her to something to have sex with,a body opening or an orifice.Not only does erotica show the entire graphic sexual act ,it also depicits an attraction between two people.Her reaserch consistenly shows that harmful effects are associated with the first two,but that the third erotica,is harmless.(22)These three categories basically exist as tools of discerning content.Although sometimes they overlap without a true disticntion,as in when the film is graphic in the sexual act and also in violence,but shows the act as being a muyual activity between the people participating.

In my view,to further divide ponography,it is possible to break it down into simpler categories:soft and hard core pornography.Hard core pornography is a combination of the sexually explicit and violent and the sexually explicit and non violent,but subordinating and dehumanizing categories,previously dicussed.Soft core pornography is though to be harmless and falls into the category known as Erotica;which is the category based on mutuality.In Hard core pornography,commonly rated XXX,you can see graphic depiction's of violent sexual acts usually with a man or a group of men,deriving sexual gratification from the degradation of a woman.

You can also see women participating in demorlizing sexual behavior among themselves for the gratification of men.In a Triple-X movie all physical aspects are shown such as extreme close-ups of the genitalia,oral,vaginal and anal penetration,and also ejaculation.Much of