The Effects Of Popular Culture On The United States Essay

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Changing Culture and Taking a Stand The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women murdered by a current or past parter during that time was 11,766 almost twice the amount of people we lost to war. However, this does not just affect women. 1 in 4 women will be victims of severe violence in their lifetime but, 1in 7 men will be too. In this paper, I propose that popular culture contributes to the high rate of domestic abuse in the United States. I will prove this by analyzing popular music, movies, and even looking at the news in todays culture. I will make connections with todays culture and the high rate of domestic violence in the United States. Then I will talk about how popular culture can change to help fight against domestic abuse, along with some of Gene Sharp’s non-violent methods and how music can play a role in fixing the problem rather than cause it. First, looking at some of the popular culture music today. Many songs include violent elements and demeaning lyrics. For example the rapper Eminem is known for his aggressive style and many people love his music because of it. However, when people listen to his music, especially his target audience of teens and young adults, they hear all the violence going on in his songs and think it is acceptable. One song in particular, Kim by Eminem, is a “fictional” story about a woman named Kim who Eminem loved, but Kim decides to leave him for…

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