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Prejudice is another problem that many feel is an influence from media. In this case, prejudice can include sexism, racism, and other forms of intolerance. The main aspect that goes along with prejudice is that a lot of media encourage stereotypes. Stereotyping is defined as the making of generalizations about groups of people on the basis of limited information (Straubhaar 401). Stereotypes can be easily imposed upon people through media, which is not good, especially when the stereotypes are used as reasoning to treat others unfairly. For example, it is common for mass media to portray women as inferior, placing them in passive roles or low-status occupations. A content analysis of theme music videos indicated that 75% of the videos contained sexually suggestive material and women are frequently portrayed in a condescending manner (Dorman 1). To the male viewer, this portrayal might make it seem acceptable to treat women as inferior, and it also may make younger women accept the idea of being less important. Experimental studies show that young girls exposed to a heavy dose of TV shows that portray women in traditional sex roles do tend to limit their own career aspirations to traditionally female occupations such as a teacher, nurse, secretary, or housewife (Straubhaar 389). Also, a lot of media make it seem that beautiful women are more valuable, which can be a very negative stereotype to many women. These examples help to understand how media creates stereotypes, however they are by no means limited to women and minorities. As long as people can understand how the media portrays different stereotypes and know the difference, it is not harmful. However when the negative stereotypes move into our daily lives, they become a concern.
Your search returned over 400 essays for "media"
The information influence of the modern world covers all sectors of the society more and more, including school and preschool children. It is impossible to live in the modern society ignoring such phenomena as television, magazines, cinema, the Internet. However, the family education often pays not enough attention to what a child watches on TV, what he/she listens in earphones, what computer games he/she plays (and how many) and what film stars he/she adores. Most often, in this sphere, a child is on his/her own, children’s consciousness is not formed yet. Therefore, children, as the most impressionable and unsophisticated audience, are exposed to the greatest influence from visual mass media.
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