專題研究報告

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pornography is overflowing in Taiwan

Yu-Ting (Mandy) Huang

Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages



Abstract
The pornographic information in Taiwan includes two major sources: one is from the X-rated movies and another is from pornographic ads. Although they show up in different kinds of ways, both of them have already affected Taiwanese people’s cognition in relationship, especially for young people. Those X-rated movies (we called them as “A-movie”) not only represent a kind of dehumanized sex but also include a lot of violent sex. Besides, there are many advertisements use women’s bodies as their selling points in our daily life and we consumers do not notice they already become part of our cognition subconsciously. No matter X-rated movies or pornographic ads, both of them view women’s bodies as sex objects or commodities. So those appearances of things can be concluded as inequality between males and females.

Purpose Statement
Here, pornography will be analyzed in a critical position and in the view of feminists’. The liberation of women’s bodies come along with the freedom of speech, the showing of women’s bodies become a main stream in showbiz. It recreates the standard of beauty: A sexy women is supposed to be chesty and well-formed. Also it promotes the rise of beauty salons indirectly. Here, we have to rethink: is it a real liberation? Or a new restriction? Secondly, owing to the overflowing X-rated movies which show up with the convenience of websites, these movies from Japan and America mislead young people’s cognition about sex, especially the violence in sex is implying dehumanized sex.

Review of the Literature
My search of the literature provides me a short list of articles. Pamela P (2005) has discussed how American society combines pornography with marketing skills into a kind of fashion and Taiwan society always follows this tide. Kweipo H (2005) shows many cases between the freedom of pornography and the freedom of speech in criminal law 325. Chung-Rui He (1996) talks about after the lifting of the martial law, freedom does not apply to sexual speech or sexual expressions. Dine, Gail, Robert and Ann ( 1998 ) criticize the way our TV commercials treat women’s image and bodies in feminist’s viewpoints. Routledge (1997) refers to under the background of paternity system, how do both gender see women’s bodys and the inequality exists between males and females.


Description of my research methods
Use the way of questionnaire to understand why people consume pornography and what kinds of people addictive to it. Is it necessary for male people and what kinds of negative effects may be caused? And how does it misguide young people in relationship? How does it hurt women’s values? These problems will help me to understand the connection between people’s relationship and pornography.

Results
The results of the questionnaires will be analyzed and made into charts in order to discover what role pornography plays in our society and help people to make a self-examination and collect their thoughts.

References
1. The Women’s Ministry Committee. The Erotogenic Women Bodys in Our daily Life, by Xiao-Dan Wang. Retrived March5, 2006, http://www.pct.org.tw/women/lus339_2.htm
2. Cyber- Pornographic industrial : Freedom or corruction? http://www.core.tku.edu.tw/Activities/92Meeting1/home.htm
3. http://mail.nhu.edu.tw/~society/e-j/50/50-18.htm 4. Gender/Sexuality Rights Association Taiwan http://www.cyberbees.org/blog/archives/001111.html
5. Pamela P (2005, August 11). Pornified: How pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationship, and Our Families. New York: Holt & Comp
6. Kweipo H, (2005, October 25). The Freedom of Pornography Is like The Freedom of Speech. China Newspaper, p c18.
7. Chung-Rui He (1996) : Pornography and female transformation, Chung-Wai Literary Monthly, 25(4):6-37
8. Dine, Gail, Robert Jensen and Ann Russo. (1998) Pornography: The pornography and Consumption of Inequality.inc.
9. Routledge, 1997.Mclntosh, Mary, ed. Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate. Teacher University Press, 1993.

1 Comments:

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