The media is force-feeding society their model of human perfection.

by CG2014 on September 11, 2014 - 3:40pm

Television and media today is almost entirely controlled by men. What we see on television is filtered far too much, women are told how to dress, how to look, and what to say to the general public. This gives little room for the younger generations to explore their own desires, thinking they need to have the perfect shape to achieve success in life. The media giants have even gone as far as to keep the women reporting or speaking on air from doing a normal job. There's a great video showing just that, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T34hzHJG2c. They’ll cover up important stories with ones of useless information about, what they label, or trending celebrities. This in turn demeans the female journalist and feeds the younger generations with images and stories of role models that should not be influencing our society. These tabloids cause young women and even men to strive for an impossible goal of self-improvement, making them believe they need plastic surgery or ridiculous dietary actions to achieve these unreachable expectations. Depression, anxiety, and even suicidal tendencies have increased in the youth because of these imaginable fantasies of having the body everyone will love, it has caused our young to forget their worth as a human being and are brought up to think only of how they look, measure their value with nothing but appearances. Depicting to women that the only power they have comes from their appearance, and showing men they need to be strong, emotionless, and leaders, is a destructive amount of pressure to put on children.

 

Comments

The title of this article caught my interest. I was interested in seeing what evidence this article might have to present its case, though regardless I already suspected the media in general of acting irresponsibly in a way.

I notice in general that all the major news networks in the states generally air some stupid thing that happened to a celebrity all at the same time as it happens instead of covering actual news. Furthermore, they try to deprecate and denigrate the values of people by preaching how said people should act.

To that end, I wholeheartedly agree with this post. It’s none of the media’s business how a person chooses to go about their way. Now if only the media could go about covering issues that really matter, instead of playing both genders for fools.

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