From this week reading we can see that pornography has strictly banned in the past, from the article “ Introduction Brown Sugar Theorizing Black Women’s Sexual Labor in Pornography” the author Jeannie Pepper asserts that “in the nineteenth century, pornography has been powerfully regulated as the explicit, obscene edge of acceptable forms of sexuality”(Jeannie Pepper p.6). It reveals the social phenomenon of sex and pornography. Which led people to think about maybe pornography isn’t appropriate for the outsider world, assume it as dirty secrets. But on the other hand, pornography not just a creature of sex, but something can represent without desire. In the co-author Penley, Shimizu, Young, and Taormino their article points that “ Feminist porn creates alternative images and develops its own aesthetics and iconography to expand established sexual norms and discourses”(Penley p.10). It really depends on who we focus on in pornography, most of the people by focusing on the surface by the judge for their actions. Pornography can show more than that, for example, people’s body is not only involved when it comes to sex, it the gift we all have for mangy use, it could be art and instrument, people can use for music for dancing for enjoying.
Another factor that prompts us to expand how we discuss and imagine pleasure in the social imaginary is positive thinking. The author Juana María Rodríguez claims in the article “Pornographic encounters and interpretative interventions: Vanessa del Rio: Fifty Years of Slightly Slutty Behavior” about the way people thinking sex,“sex-positive feminist porn does not mean that sex is always a ribbon-tied box of happiness and joy. Instead, feminist porn captures the struggle to define, understand, and locate one’s sexuality”(María Rodríguez, p.329). It expands our thinking about the positive thinking too, for many people have different thoughts it could generate different feelings about the pornography, it might relieve the deep thoughts inside the people, at that time they will be the only judgment about their sexual orientations. Apparently, females have always targeted by pornography, truth is not, it could involve everyone in society. The pornography is not s a shame thing anymore, we should embrace the good side them represent, it reminds us to love our body and thoughts, no matter with any shape.
At the same time, we also have to worry about the side-affect pornography can bring, that will be only a caution. From the article “ Constructing a crisis: porn panics and public health” the authors Valerie Webber and Rebecca Sullivan points that “ Diseases of over-consumption are quintessentially moral, not health crises” (Valerie, Rebecca p.193). if we want to think and exert the good side of the pornography, we have to use it appropriately, understand the disease and overwhelming they can bring people. Moreover, we should embrace that we all human, pornography belongs to human nature, nothing that belongs to human nature is bad. It makes us realized everything has culture and stereotype behind it, we should break the wall that disguises things ugly.