Pornography has been harshly criticized for how it is produced and the images of women it endorses. Some, in contrast, regard theconsumption of pornography as a "victimless crime," and believe that, because it does not harm others, it should not be restricted extensively”(Mosser,2013).The advancement of technology somehow helped the porn industry to proliferate even more. It can be accessed at the internet anytime and there are sites that provide it for free. It can be bought as a DVD which can be watched at home, it can also be a magazine carried anytime in anywhere. The widespread availability of pornography makes it hard to regulate them.
About an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week only Americans watch TV shows and 58 minutes a week watching things online (Schonfeld, 2012). Each day technology is developing and its becoming a big part of our society and our foreseeable future. A study shows that only 0.4% of the world population used internet in 1995, meanwhile 50.1% of world’s population used internet in 2016 (Internet Growth Statistics). People should be aware of the side effects of media, because teenagers get influenced by the things they watch and this could change the way they behave to certain things. Media affect teenagers the most because they spend a lot of time exploring things on it and this could harm them in a negative way.
It is practically forced on us all the time. When a person turns on the television, there is a chance they might encounter some form of pornography, whether it be a commercial or scene in an episode. When checking out at the supermarket, a person is overwhelmed with pictures of women’s bodies being objectified on the covers of magazines. When a child is subjected to pornography, it causes them to ask questions that a parent might wish to avoid until the child is older. The child matures at a young age and understands not only sex but the consequences of the act.
While the murder scene present within In Cold Blood is gory, young teens are often exposed to violence just as gruesome, if not more so, than seen in the novel. One example of this is modern video games. 72% of all teens, both genders, play videos games (Greenwood). The trend of violent shooter games has been around for the past decade, and has continued to grow to this day. Currently one of the most popular video games is Fortnite, a game in which 100 players collect weapons and materials and try to eliminate all other players to be the last alive.
The teenage audience was falsely placed in-charge of the show. As with any form of entertainment, marketing messages were neatly concealed and not easily noticeable. Social standards were lowered yet again with the broadcast of Dawson’s Creek. It became clear to the market researchers that drama and sex were the two most popular topics among the growing audience. The viewers related to the show and gave the network their full and undivided attention.
"Where they go, the kids, when they grow up?" The book “Catcher in the Rye” written by Jerome David Salinger was a huge success in terms of sales, and also, caused a lot of controversial issues in the literary world. The book was baned from many schools and educationals institutions because it brings explicit sexual contents, drug abuse and in many parts of the book it can be analysed as an critic to religions. It was originaly directed for the adult public, but it called attention of teenagers because the book presents many arguing elements about alienation beyond diverse segments on which the main character presents itself as a person who is excluded from the society because he doesn´t have the same thoughts as the civilization does. The
Since the dawning of a new era of people called "Generation X”, aspects of American popular culture have been altered. The emergence of mass media is one of the most common and most important sources of learning for children and teens. A forefront for all media in this new era is the sexual content that exists. Teenagers and young adults are dressing more lewdly and are engaging in unprotected sex with numerous partners because of the influence of the media. I believe this is true and our community seems to agree that this is the beginning of irresponsible sex for teens.
A quote from the gazette said “that the more often teens listen to sexually degrading songs-marked by obscenities and stereotypes of women as sex objects and men as sexual predators-the likelier they are to have sex at an early age.” This study proves Ramirez's main idea, in a certain way. Her point was to show to people that rap hurts women or affects women in a negative way. And that gazette shows a fact that women are more likely to have illegal underage sex. And in another article called Rap’s bad reputation by Emory magazine adds onto Ramirez. Gina M. Wingwood, an assistant at a health school, found that teen girls who listen and watch rap music are more likely to hit a teacher and more likely to be arrested.
Using sex icons and idols generates a disconnect in a society that should be close and immediate with each other. Often during an advertisement, deception is present, with the main goal to foster pornography. When using pornography, male dominance is supreme, while women are used for seduction and beauty for the essential aid for a product. This erotic charm results in disappointment, because it can
It 's everywhere. Its open 24 /7and chances are good, judging from research into internet habits, that before or after reading this post, a high percentage of you will visit a porn site. . . The point is if you did, you are hardly alone” (p.2) Therefore, it is agreed that pornification of culture do bring harms and gives a big impact towards society
With video games becoming super popular, many experts think that the most realistic video games are getting the most violent students are becoming. Violence in the media can cause copycat crimes. A decade later, the Columbine killings are being repeated by violent plots by people who are obsessed with the duo. If information like this was not accessible then maybe some people wouldn 't have to do it themselves. For instance, the Boston bombing inspired a kid named John LaDue.
According to Stephen King, horror movies can serve a valuable purpose. In King’s Playboy-published essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” he examines the popular trend of attending horror films, and he uses various techniques of persuasion. Excluding the fact that he is America’s best-known most influential writer of horror fiction, to accomplish his goal of driving us into the world of horror he begins his essay with a very clever hook: “I think that we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better…”. By stating his claim in this manner, he attempts to catch attention of the reader, and sequentially persuade him to think as he thinks.