Monday, August 23, 2010
It can shape society and easily decide what's right and whats wrong. It can tell us how to dress. how to act and what is normal and what's weird.
If you say a person painted all silver walking down the streets with a umbrella in a cart you would think that was weird. Why? Because on TV you never see people all silver walking around in
"Life shows" (My way of saying shows that are like "Life" Basically something that is not star trek etc.)
Do you see people wearing "In Clothes?" or do you see people dressed as hamsters? The media tells us that those clothes are in and you are normal if you dress like that.
The media can affect our opinion on politics. countries. gender etc.
Do you see men running around in skirts that are pink? No because pink is a "Girl" color and so are skirts.
What if it was the other way around?
Enough examples: Lets turn to the experts shall we? Media doesn't just affect society it can affect the way we think:
As already said before, media has the power to form and alter opinions. This means media can portray an ordinary thing so negatively that it may force people to think or act in quite the opposite way. Media glorifies violence and contains graphic descriptions or images. When viewed by the vulnerable portion of the society, i.e., the children, it can have grave effects on their upcoming and thinking patterns. http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/what-are-the-effects-of-media-in-our-822.html
Posted by NekoEtTeko at 3:54 PM