Sex and Violence in Music

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Throughout history society has been enchanted by music. Whether it is ritual, emotional release, religious, or just plainly relaxing to music has been at the center of our society. We use music to express ourselves, to tell stories, and let other into our thoughts. However, we often wonder if what we are saying has an effect on the listening audience. Recently, music references have been made to link violent and deviant behavior to music. The key social issues likely to arise in the next twenty years due to violence and sexuality in today’s music are an increased in promiscuity in our society an increased in the crime rate, and decreased of respect among people.
Music is perhaps one of the most influential forces we have encountered. Have many capabilities that have been since the beginning of time. Music is the most influential industry in the world, and it has the power to send messages to millions and provide an outlet for protest, generates billions of dollars, capture the attention of people all over the globe, and even holds the power to have positive effects on our mental health. But does is play too much a role in society?

Music plays much a role in today’s society. The degree of influence that music has is astounding. The mass media still have great influence over our lives; radio and television are still very influential. Television has showed us to untold number images of suffering, sexuality, and violence. Music can have a deep-rooted meaning to its listeners. It can change one perspective about life, or have a negative or positive outcome.
Children are one of the most impressionable human beings that walk on this green earth. They are at the stages where their identify is forming. This identity is affected by their environment, where a child mirrors one action. They start to notice how a person acts, whenever a person is polite, rude, and foul mouth.
The effect on music on children is truly astounding, as young boys are starting to view woman as sex objects. They feel as they have the freedom to be sexually aggressive to girls (Alleyne Richard 1) many studies have shown that the use of musical lyrics showed an increased in lenience in deviant behavior among young men and young woman. (Anderson, Craig 2) Studies showed that men have a more tolerant attitude, to what is violent and what is too far in sexual advances, which is the complete opposite to women, which have less tolerance.
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