Pornography producers use the First Amendment to their advantage, hiding behind it so they can continue producing more and more. The difference between pornography and art is the purpose for the production. The purpose for art is to evoke emotion and to enlighten, while the purpose of pornography is to evoke physical pleasure. In her essay, Brownmiller explains what is considered obscene by the law and how that ties in with the First Amendment. Materials
“Neurons that fire together, wire together” - if it happens several times, the brain’s reward pathway ultimately changes also a viewer’s brain. This can lead to an increased willingness for other erotic movies. Not only dopamine is responsible for an addictive role and building new pathways of reward in the brain. A protein called “iFosB” is another culprit. “IFosB” is accumulated when people watch pornography, so later it is more difficult to break free, and the resulting brain damage is more severe.
The article “Do Video Games Kill” written by Karen Sternheimer responds to one of the most sought-after question; are video games the cause for “young killers”? (220) Sternheimer believes the influence of video games on today’s youth maybe spiraling out of control. She focuses most of the blame on the media, politicians and the Juvenile Justice System. Sternheimer suggests that there are other factors to blame for violent behavior: poverty, the neighborhood, unemployment, family violence, divorced parents and mental illness (218). While juvenile crimes have declined, and personal backgrounds effect actions, it cannot be proven that video game violence has no to little effect on America’s youth.
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.
I suggest that the media institutions and firms, particularly marketers and advertisers, should consider business Ethics in the media, ethical aspects of the use of women and sexuality as a marketing instrument, and they may test how sexual and violent contents affects and influence viewers’ attitudes towards the media institutions. To conclude unethical media is huge problem that has many effects on both individuals and society, especially children. moreover it increased now by the appearance of the new technology and the internet. Many media institutions are violating the major ethical rules by using sexuality and violence. Given the fact that the media institutions use sexuality and violence as a marketing instrument in order to attract more viewers or consumers, it means that the media companies are trying to market themselves or their products at the expense of ignoring business ethics.
Long-term exposure has causes an image of mean and dangerous people outnumbering altruistic, harmless, and nonviolent (Bryant & Zillmann, 2002). In the film The Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear, Gerbner and his coworker Michael Morgan explain the mean world syndrome and what exactly the phrase means. In the film, Morgan explains that children see about 200,000 acts of violence during adolescence. These acts are featured on television shows, movies, video games, and news channels making the violence industry an important stable in entertainment. Gerbner claims that people oftentimes seal themselves away and avoid meeting those who differ from themselves (Gerbner & Morgan, and Earp,
What happened to Makayla was unfortunate but most of all it was shocking.When hearing about gun violence, teenagers are usually the most common victims. In this situation,for the victim to be eight and the killer to be eleven, it opened the eyes of a lot of people. This day in society kids are exposed to more television, violent video games, and violent environments more than ever before. If the little boy killed a little girl over a puppy, it makes you wonder what factors are playing an even bigger part in the home. Violent behavior is very complex and is often caused by many factors.
People nowadays are being seriously damaged by the pornification. For so long, it has been argued that overt, public displays of sexuality are something that people have to mare aware of it. Paul (2005) claims that, “It is easier to get pornography than to avoid it”. We have protected the rights of those who wish to live in a pornified culture while altogether ignoring the interests of those who do not" . Pornification of culture is everywhere.
Using the current child pornogrphy laws for cases of teenage sexting can land them the sex offender registry next to pedophiles and rapists. Sending children to prison for a decade, or forcing them to register as a sex offender is not protecting them, it’s just hindering their future. The fact that most teenagers have access to phones or other devices means they are extremely likely take, send, or receive a sexually explicit image. Times are changing, and so should these
“Pornography is the theory; rape is the practice.” (Kutchinsky B. 1991) The word ‘pornography’ acquires and bears a constant negative connotation, the word itself encapsulates the abhorring behaviour of exploiting women’s rights and rape fantasies. With a long history, from the beginning of Playboy in the 1950’s (Sanburn, 2011), pornography has progressed hugely and is becoming more normalised and accepted. The pornography industry is predominantly catered to the male perspective, hence the male viewpoint portrayed against the female viewpoint portrayed in pornography. With the advancement of internet and technology, it is now instantaneously available on the internet allowing anyone to access it within seconds.