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Kaung Myat Thu @ Keith Professor Traverso English – 119 14th October 2012 Media Influence the Identity and culture Over the last few decades, ever since the televisions and computers were invented, self ethnic identities have been influenced because of the progress in technology, which we commonly known as media, and whether the globe benefits from this approach or not has become a controversial issue amongst most of the people in the world. As what survey shows that a dominant group of peoples who tend to believe that identities were being ruined by spreading through mass-media which is the most inappropriate approach ever made because of it’s extremely destructive effects. For instance, one of my friends ignited the other’s hair…show more content…
This pressure to conform to such an image has a psychological effect on young girls, and will change the way they dress, eat, act and think, thus changing and influencing their identity. Moreover, the media also influences our identities by creating stereotypes. Taking back to the television show 'The Simpsons', for example. Homer, the father, is stupid, lazy and fat. Marge, the wife, is always nagging him to do work. Lisa, the smart one, is unpopular at school, unlike her mischievous brother Bart, who gets to hang with the cool kids, who are all bullies. Because people see these stereotypes, they begin to make generalizations about other people. People also fall into these stereotypes because it is what society expects of them. These stereotypes created by the media take away our individualism and instead provide us with a common identity which to most of us seems to be the same. Also, the media affect the way society views social classes. Previous to the Second World War, the society was predominately paternal. Women were seen as inferior, and were bound to a domestic role. However, when the war ended, a large feminist revolution took place. The song "I am Woman" by Helen Reddy perpetuated the idea that women were just as capable as men, and should no longer be treated as second class citizens. Feminist movements on the radio and television allowed people to see these new ideas, and change the way they viewed women. A new
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