Thursday, September 17, 2009
Op Ed: the effect of media on women in society
The images portrayed of women in the media are unhealthy and detrimental to the moral fiber of society by exerting pressure on women to conform and influence the way we live, work and play. I am going to talk about how the media’s constant bombardment of sexual topics has a direct correlation to the irrelevance of committed relationships, children born out of wedlock and the sanctity of marriage. I am also going to talk about women’s unhealthy view of their bodies and the constant pursuit of perfection as defined by the media. I will also address the possible counter-arguments of the first amendment and it’s regulation of inappropriate material, how the media’s bottom line is to sell information and topics which are popular and profitable, and finally it is ridiculous to assume that the media can actually “make” reasoning and responsible women do anything.