Moral poverty of American pop culture means that in pop songs there really aren’t songs with meaning, that they create idealistic situations. Different people connect with music in different ways, for many teens music can be an escape from their real lives and show them a sort of promised
The goal of the usage of this fact is to show readers this common term does not reflect real traits of smart people and can be treated as an insult because of that. It is one of the few examples of Fridman’s appeals to readers’ logic. The essay is based on general data; the author mentioned schools and universities promote negative attitude to smart students: “Nerds are ostracized while athletes are idolized” (Fridman). But he did not use any statistical or science data to support his position. For example, Fridman could provide data about scholarships and other types of funding for sports and other activities.
Bradbury not only describes the handicaps, but also uses multiple plot lines to show the different ways handicaps affect people in this society, like George, who wears his handicaps, and Harrison, who refuses to. An example of this is shown on page 1, when George, who has above average intelligence, has his thoughts interrupted by his handicap, “George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped. But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts.” George wore his handicaps and followed the rules of the government. Even though George had thoughts on how to change society for the better, like taking the handicaps off the dancers, these ideas were quickly demolished by the handicaps. Meanwhile, George’s son, Harrison, is also above average in many ways.
Having an open mind is another characteristic people turn to when contemplating what an ideal person is. It shows that one is open to new ideas, suggestions and can see the opposing side of an argument. Appreciation is given to those with this trait because it is easier to reach agreements on important matters by both sides of the argument compromising. Machiavelli, on the other hand, prefers to be in control and tells people this in The Prince. Once again, he has a pessimistic outlook on what the optimal person is.
So despite the cross-dressing, and the occasional alcoholism displayed, the film’s morals are firmly conservative. There’s no endorsement of drag-queening to be found here, just a steadfast belief in doing whatever is necessary for good old capitalistic gain; all that is peppered with men in lipstick for jarring comedic effect on the intended 50’s mainstream audience. This film is many things, but modernist it is not. The director may have tried to make some new twists on old themes, but in the end the studio produced a movie based on tried and true values that sell tickets. Like Osgood declares with only a hint of disappointment: “Nobody’s
1. After I read the article “The Ethics of Music/Movie Copying & Downloading,” published on December 6, 2010, by Theosophical Ruminator, I am surer that copying other people’s work is unethical. No one has the right to copy and sell music that does not belong to them. Music, movies, and computer software are intangible works, and many of them are easy to copy and pass to another person. However, paying for a CD that contains the information does not grant individuals the right to reproduce it.
In modern society, it can even be viewed as an industry standard for adult comedy media to include racism in their programming. “I believe that the majority of Americans have moved beyond being punch lines in sick ethnic jokes. But I don’t make TV shows.” States Andrea Peyser, a journalist for the New York Post in response to the topic of whether or not racism is present in film. Of course it would be notable to mention how the content of music contains racism, mainly involving slurs and derogatory profanity regarding the lyrics. This is more commonly shown in modern day music as opposed to music styles and genres from past generations.
Though Money argues that intersexual individuals face contradictions between their feminine and masculine identities that should be dangerous to their mental health (333), he provides no evidence for a valid argument. In reaction to Money’s statement, Anne Fausto-Sterling in her book, Sexing the Body, redefines infant genital surgery as “cosmetic surgery performed to achieve a social result—reshaping a sexually ambiguous body so that it conforms to our two-sex system” (80). With special emphasis on the cosmetic, not medical, pressure for the surgery, Fausto-Sterling builds confidence in her argument by analyzing multiple studies on both sides of the debate. Surgeries for clitoroplasty or vaginoplasty that reinforced an alignment between gender and sexes were considered successful only if the criteria were based on cosmetic results rather than mental health or wellbeing (82-83, 88-91). In contrast, individuals who were raised as either female or male with unusual genitalia demonstrated a healthy psychological profile, even those whose sex of rearing differed from their sex of choice (96-100, 102-106).
Unlike being an ambitious dreamer isn’t compared to being realistic since we’re in the real world,we’re not in the dream world to be precise. For example, on the X-factor auditions, there’s a variety of singers out there,nevertheless several have pleasant and terrible voices. Simon Cowell, the gruesome judge on the X-factor tells the truth to anybody,as long as if there’s anyone that believes they’re the best,but Simon Cowell comes along to tell them they’re not the best. The causes are the person they sound suitable live in a dream world,for the reason that no one has told them the truth. The effects are if anyone tells you the truth listen, to be appreciable and succeed in the real world.
“The evidence suggests that black cover girls don’t sell as well as white cover girls, people of color are routinely not selected for the covers of many broad-circulation magazines ‘for fear they will depress newsstand sales.” (Phoenix 99). The solution to stop this would be if people stopped buying and paying attention to what is being put out on the media then companies who are selling these products can shut down and have less people with being insecure with their own skin. "The desire to be lighter is so great that some people with dark skin knowingly use illegal creams that contain harmful ingredients such as hydroquinone, mercury, and corticosteroids because they are believed to be stronger and thus more effective” (Phoenix 100). In 2009 there was a report of a skin bleaching which made $10 billion by the year of 2020 the company will now reach to $23 billion. Not only is skin bleaching popular but there are even famous artists who supports it and the people who uses those types of skin products will leave there skin damaged and can get skin cancer, uneven skin color, acne, and redness from the areas of the skin that was applied