The Ways of Lust

It’s not literally true that women in pornography are thought of as inanimate and unfeeling objects; if they were, then they would just as effectively be depicted as unconscious or unresponsive, as opposed to (as is more often the case) aroused and compliant.

Also, as the philosophers Martha Nussbaum and Leslie Green have pointed out, being treated as an object isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/opinion/sunday/the-ways-of-lust.html