The Damaging Effects of Twisted Media Essay

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In today's society, our media is the source through which many people receive messages or information. Music provides messages of the artist's past life experiences such as hardships and points of success. TV conveys ideas of the latest trends and expectations for the “ideal life”. Movies portray the heroic role men should have at all times while making women always seem like the fragile powerless character. In other words, media is the filter through which living standards or guidelines are portrayed to people. However, these standards or guidelines are sometimes not as accurately portrayed as one would think and in some cases are even twisted. As a result, some of the content portrayed in the media can at times emotionally …show more content…
In today's society, our media is the source through which many people receive messages or information. Music provides messages of the artist's past life experiences such as hardships and points of success. TV conveys ideas of the latest trends and expectations for the “ideal life”. Movies portray the heroic role men should have at all times while making women always seem like the fragile powerless character. In other words, media is the filter through which living standards or guidelines are portrayed to people. However, these standards or guidelines are sometimes not as accurately portrayed as one would think and in some cases are even twisted. As a result, some of the content portrayed in the media can at times emotionally damage men and women. Analyzing what specifically causes this emotional damage can perhaps provide us with a better understanding on ways to properly filter media. A major source of media that has the potential to emotionally damage women is music, especially in rap. Today's popular artists like Lil Wayne, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and many others tend to use offensive words to describe women. These words not only are not true, but they also degrade what a woman stands for. They make a women look like submissive objects that have no other purpose in the world other than to have sexual relations with. In one of his hit songs “Every Girl”, Lil Wayne raps about having sexual relations with a girl, he portrays her as being submissive and wanting
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