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Pornography: No Harm, No Foul?

“The most legitimate claim against porn is that it debases women; the rest is shifting the blame. Yes, grown men have gotten so addicted to porn that their real world relationships rotted and then blew away. Then, disgustingly, they blamed the Web sites for their problems, as if it wasn’t within their power to extricate themselves from the inescapable force that is Internet smut. … It’s really the same thing as blaming cigarette companies for smoking cigarettes, and McDonald’s for making you fat. As American as it is, it’s still blaming the pusher for one person’s irresponsibility. It’s wimpy, basically.”

For the rest of the opinion piece by Chris Malmberg/EWU Easterner Online, click here.

Question: Do you believe that pornography is fairly harmless?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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