But what are there damages caused by the type of movies most women love, the type of movies they drag their boyfriends and husbands to, the type of movies millions watch unashamedly in public-the romantic comedy? Steve Carell, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Lopez, and Jena Jameson have at least one thing in common. They all portray characters in movies that leave an unrealistic expectation about how love and sexual relationships actually work in the minds of people who repeatedly watch this type of media presentation. A review of the contemporary research on the negative effects of pornography is replete of scholarly and anecdotal evidence and opinion about the damages associated with viewing it. But the evidence is limited when it comes to criticism of mainstream media’s damages to certain groups, particularly young women with their romantic comedies.
Some of the main factors of music in general that cause legal ramifications are sexual content, suggestive violence and obscene language. Censorship is an attack against our first amendment right guaranteeing the freedom of speech. However if a song or album is deemed obscene the first amendment does not protect this. The mass media has been involved has been involved in the many so-called problems that music causes in society today. The attempted censorship of music is not just because people need a cause to fight.
So to an extent, violent media does cause violence in real life; however, knowing the difference between reality and fantasy is also a factor. Music is a form of media that plays a huge role. Music varies and everyone has a different taste in music. Although some prefer to listen to more violent music compared to others, it doesn't mean that they are a violent person. The controversy is that researchers believe listening to violent lyrics in music helps encourage listeners to act out violent acts.
The Effects of Popular Culture on Society Popular Culture is music, dance, theatre, film,T.V., poetry and Art which is enjoyed by a wide group of people. Some people would argue that popular culture in the 1960's cause harm. Other people however argued that other factors brought harm and change to society. Some people would argue that music would cause harm because of the lyrics in pop songs. Lyrics like 'Lets spend the night together' by The Rolling Stones, influenced young people to have casual sex.
This is a great social problem which has stirred a lot of debate in many spheres, including feminists, politicians as well as liberal thoughts (Easton). One of the most damaging effects of pornography is that it destroys relationships among people since it affects the perceptions that individuals have about others. Furthermore, it encourages unrealistic sexual expectations, degrades women, enhances disloyalty in families and also encourages violence and promiscuity. More young adults are obsessed with the use of pornography content than those 20 years ago and research shows that this obsession has negative effects such as difficulty in face-to-face interactions. It might seem that censoring pornography would eliminate the obsession, but if censorship increases, then so will curiosity about porn and that will lead to increased use, resulting in back and forth struggle rather than a solution.
Music Censorship Healthy debates have been caused by today's music. Generally, foul language has rapidly increased within modern popular song lyrics, especially among rap and heavy metal artists' songs. An increase in explicit violence and misogyny in popular music lyrics has been recorded. These lyrics have been judged to be inspirations for violent, suicidal, and criminal acts. For example, Mr. Raymond Kuntz referred to his son's incident.
Domestic violence is not just a problem in some households; it is also a problem in the celebrity world. Celebrities have been having problems of their own with abuse. Domestic violence is increasing due to celebrities and athletes. It is clear that women are presented as half-human and objectified in certain cases (Delvecchio 1). By using females to advertise products in the media it sends the wrong message that women are just sex symbols (Delvecchio 1).
Media tends to reinforce these stereotypes as that is not a true representation of actual women. One way women are misrepresented, and probably the most influential way, is through celebrities. Many of these famous figures provide very bad examples to younger women. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian and many others give young girls, and boys, false ideas of women and often times bad ideas. Huge celebrities like those act in a sexualized manner and dress in exhibiting attire.
Generally, if a woman sleeps around with a bunch of guys, society labels her as a “slut” and she’s viewed in a negative light, however, if a man sleeps around with a bunch of girls, society, considers him to be masculine and he’s viewed in a positive light. These types of moral assumptions that come with having sex, naturally place women on the bottom. Although things have become more progressive, with more women feeling comfortable to be sexually active despite the antiquated negative stereotypes, objectification of women in relation to sexuality is still entirely too
Music censorship Should music be censored? When censoring music is talked about this can refer from muting the curses to controlling music content and if you want to censor music it depends on what music thats effecting people even though music has different effects on different people. There is more than one side of music either violent and profiling. Many people think that rap and rock in particular is too violent. People are concerned that music causes violence in the world and drug abuse while other types of music would help people through rough times.