Gretchen Weirob’s argument is based on the view that physical identification is more important towards personal identity rather than psychological features. For example, Weirob believes that a person can identify with their body because they can see their body and it’s certain capacity; the body is very rational. Which is why she would not want her brain to be put into someone else’s body. She believes the body is the unique differentiation to an individual’s identification.
This debate often resurfaces in the media after a tragic school shooting happens. Some look to blame gun safety laws, whereas others argue that violent video games are the leading cause of these horrific events. Those against violent video games argue that there is a relationship between playing these games and an increase of aggressive behavior, followed by a decrease in empathy and prosocial behavior (Young, nwmissourinews.com). This being rooted in the fact that video games often reward players for committing violent acts, portraying them as fun and normal. This brings people to believe that children will become so desensitized that they will not realize the repercussions of their actions in the real world.
Even though TV is quite violent today. We cannot blame youth violence on the media. One’s neighborhood is one of the most significant environments that influences kids. This is because kids learn how to live in this world by who and what is around them. If there is a lot of violence in the area. Kids will think that being a criminal is normal. Mike Males is the author of “Don’t Blame Kids and TV.” He quotes Dominic, a 16-year-old from Brooklyn who has been convicted of armed robbery, as saying, “kids see [violence] on the streets before they see it in the movies” (174). Dominic also refers to his younger sister, claiming that “she don’t have to see it [violence] on TV. She sees it when she plays jump rope” (175). Imagine this quote from a
In the article called “Violent Media is Good for Kids,” by Gerard Jones, a renowned comic- book author, is arguing that violent media can be helpful for children, rather than be overly harmful. Parents aren’t taking the time to really look at how helpful violent content could possibly be for their child. Yet, violence can help children learn how to reach for their own inner power that they may have never been able to find before. Furthermore, children as they grow up may even go towards violence that presents justice, rather than the negative types of violence. With this is learning of positive and negative violence, it can help them later on in their future choices. Also, children often need to experience some traits that go along with violence so that they can conditioning themselves to develop who they are going to become. Corresponding with this idea, thoughts of having powers or even the stories about having powers can help a child learn they can overcome any kinds of conflicts they may face externally or internally in life. Thus, also helps them with gaining dependence with themselves overtime. As well as with “creative violence”, this term that is correlated to the idea of helping children learn how to deal with rage and even be able to control it whenever life becomes challenging. Even though parents still may not see the appealed of letting their children be exposed to violent content due to the fear of them
In July of 1848, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the first women's rights movement in Seneca Falls, New York where women spoke up about how they deserved better education, employment, and to be able to have a political say. “The strongest reason why we ask for woman a voice in the government under which she lives; in the religion she asked to believe; the quality and social life... A place in the trades and professions... Is because of her birthright self-sovereignty,” were the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1892 that inspired many women to join the fight. Another argument these women used was that they would create a maternal commonwealth. By protesting and using these arguments women won the right to vote and Congress
Alexa Kersting was a young fourteen-year-old girl from West Fargo waiting for a life-changing lung transplant. Kersting was diagnosed with lung disease by the age of seven, and developed pulmonary hypertension-- high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart-- by the age of twelve (“Pulmonary Hypertension”). Once she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, she was placed on the transplant waiting list, and for the upcoming months Alexa was on that list, she was on oxygen twenty-four hours a day. Unfortunately, she could never do any of the things other “normal” children could do due to her illnesses and treatments, meaning her hobbies had to be less strenuous, such as piano and art. Thankfully,
Olaudah Equiano made this plea. His point in saying this was to call out the people who claimed that they were Christians for their treatment of others. He is saying that if they are truly Christians they should not be treating other people in this way since God said that we should treat others the way that we would personally want to be treated.
This historical and extraordinary document was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the convention for the women`s rights at Seneca Falls in New York on July 19 and 20, 1848.
In a fair amount of school shootings, the shooters have been known to spend a large amount of time on social media or video games (Lyons). Another article, “The Future of Children”, written by Craig A. Anderson and Soledad Liliana Escobar-Chaves, agrees with the majority of claims Lyons makes. “Despite many reports that exposure to violent media is a causal risk factor, the U.S. public remains largely unaware of these risks, and youth exposure to violent media remains extremely high” (Anderson). Lyons also claims that there is no individual type of media that proves to make a viewer more violent, which the other article also agrees with. “Furthermore, it is likely that overall media violence exposure has a somewhat larger effect than any individual type of media violence”
presidents have repeatedly led the country into many unnecessary wars to test and prove their core masculinity is highly exaggerated. In her treatment of psychopathic leadership, she identifies machismo as the primary trait of leaders. But there have been instances where even women leaders have been instrumental in leading their country to war.
First of all, aggressive behavior among children is caused by television violence. William Belson (1980) found the link between violence and television after doing a research with 1565 teenage boys in London. They were interviewed about their watching habits over ten years. The study revealed that a child saw someone being shot or killed on television is likely to be less caring, and sensitive towards other people. The more violent television programs these teenagers watched, the higher rate of aggression they would be affected (Adian
There are those who argue that it has long and short-term adverse impacts on the social lives on young children and adolescents while others declare that not all effects are detrimental. Therefore, the debate continues as more research is done on the issue. In spite of the many debates, there is sound evidence documenting the damaging effects of media violence on the society. It has been argued that, children who are exposed to violent media become aggressive and violent at some point in their life (Markey, Charlotte, and Juliana 293) Therefore, media violence has a severe effect on the lives of
Katniss Everdeen sprinted off her platform and raced off into the woods, but just before she could make it she felt a sharp stinging in the back of her leg. She had just gotten shot, but she kept sprinting, only looking back once to see all of her competitors dying around her. As the Hunger Games is a battle to the death, the Olympics are too. Samantha Retrosi, a luger, has been to the Olympics and can point out all of the chilling similarities. Retrosi argument is compelling because she needed money, and she compares the Olympics to the Hunger Games.
Many reliable sources has proven that exposure to media violence can give a negative influences to the children typically under the age of eighteen. According to the Beresin (2015), American kids can view more than 200,000 acts of violence which include about 16,000 murders on television before they reach the age of eighteen. Media content and television programs which contain more violence, portraying about 812 acts of violence per hour and surprisingly children’s programming, particularly cartoons display more than 20 acts of aggression hourly (Beresin, 2015). Children are in the stage of growth as in they are not mature enough to differentiate what is right and what is wrong and so they think that there is nothing wrong with what they are doing. Media especially television has become the most important thing for many children as they spend most of their leisure time watching television. In fact, in America, violent television programs and the presence of television have increased regularly over the year (AACAP,
As television watching increased severely over the past half-century, it also became more violent. In 1969 the National Commission on the causes and prevention of violence indicated that ‘The preponderance of the available research evidence strongly suggests…that violence in television programs can and does have adverse effects upon audiences’ (cited in Berkowitz, 1993, p.199.) Since that time, television violence has increased largely. Research reports in 1970, published that children has seen over 11,000 murders on television by the age of 14. More recent researches and reports have demonstrated that now, the average child sees more than 100,000 violent crimes on television every year and about 200,000 crimes when they reach their teens.