Monday, October 10, 2011

In the Service of what?

Christensen is absoultly correct.The media definetly plays a rolde in how our society view things. The one thing the media portrays today is gender roles. For example, women are suppose to stay at home, take care of the kids and are basically suppose to form their childrens identity. On the other hand, men are suppose to go out and work all day, make the money to support the family. Another big thing Christensen talks about that the media portrays is money. They make it seem that people must have money in order to be happy, which I am not sure if i cant disagree with her. In todays society, many people struggle to make money, and a lot of people are depressed. The media definetly plays a role in how our society should be. Meaning they say certain things and portray certain things on how people should live. Like when they promote things that have to do with clothes or makeup or really anything in general, they always need a beautiful girl, or a really cut looking man. They  do this not only to promote their product, but to promote how people should look. Christensen made some interesting points, and I can wait to go over it in class.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Teasing to Torment

After reading this article, I was fried up. I am sure after reading some of my post, it is obvious that I do not like it when people get treated differently just because of their gender, how they look, what they like etc.. This article just made me mad and unfotunately the article was true. Many people who are gay, or look gay get bullied every day. Why? I have no idea. Their people just like everybody else in this world. I think they should be treated the same, without a doubt. I actually think it takes a lot of courage to come out and say your gay. To say you are gay to the world (especially in todays society when somehting like that is absurd) taskes a lot of courage. I respect gay people and what they believe in. This article really got me fired up, and I wish things were different. But their not and yet again another reason why our society sucks.