Media And The Sexulaiztion Of Young Girls Essay

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Media and the Sexulaiztion of Young Girls

The media plays a large role in modern day society. When referring to media this paper is referring to magazines, television, books, and most importantly the internet. With all the technological advances people have made it’s nearly impossible to escape from the images, perspectives, and the concepts that the media portrays. According to Davis and Dick (2014), the media deems what is appropriate and acceptable in teenage television. For example, a show may have an episode about a girl having to wear make up to get noticed by a boy that she likes. Therefore the viewer may feel as though they need to wear make up to get attention. Furthermore, many television shows depict women as sexual object. Music videos is a prime example of sexually explicit lyrics, dancing, that many kids view. The internet is the most unregulated part of the media. Anyone can post anything on the internet and it will remain forever, even if it was deleted. Many websites contain mature content for only adult viewers, but because there is no real way of verifying, kids can get access.
During a girl’s childhood, they start developing knowledge and skills, and used that to apply themselves as growing up. In today’s society, there many TV shows, magazines, trending styles, social media etc. that young girls think are popular and wishing to do the same. Some young girls may also have older sister’s that are into today’s trend, which can definitely influence…

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