Violence: The Role Of Violence In The Media

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There are various factors that lead to a violent society; high crime rate, media, poverty and etc. However, a lot of these factors can be terminated and the best way to do so is by starting with media. The media displays a lot of violence and it has caused more negative outcomes rather than positive. Media is a major part of today’s society and has a huge impact on its views. Violence, is a huge part of media and is associated in pretty much everything. If there were no laws or precautions taken, violence’s rates could increase and create mayhem. Violence censorship should be increased in media because it is glorifying and promoting violence in society and making it seem as if it just ordinary human nature. Violence in media also promotes …show more content…
Violent gestures such as “killing women, drowning” display acts of violence promoted against women, “misogynist” is also a term associated with various rappers and shows how they are prejudiced against women, this relates back to violence due to rappers showing females are less superior and acts of violence can be used to control them. The media augments violence and displays it in a way as if it natural behavior. In the book Popular Culture , by Ed Donnerstein, it is stated that “if the violence is depicted in a glamourous, sanitized, or routine manner, as it frequently is on television and in movies, it sends the message that violence is a desirable way to solve problems”(114). Essentially the author is trying to say that violence should be demonstrated in its natural form rather than be sugar coated and seemed glamourous. A study conducted by The National Television Violence also shows that 61% shows contain violent acts, but 75% do not face the proper punishments and shows the audience it is a light issue. Distinctly, censorship of violence in media should be increased because of the detrimental consequences it has on people and their nature. Along with adults it also impacts children due to the fact they are unable to decipher wrong from right as easily as adults. Acts of violence in media influence them to preform violence activities and show them that they are okay. WWE, is a great example …show more content…
Being exposed to scenes of violence such as fighting, shooting or any other form it can result in anxiety and anxiousness. In serious cases it can also lead to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Dr. Pam Ramsden from University of Bradford conducted a research to see if long term effects of stress or anxiety would rise if exposed to violent behavior. Nonetheless, whatever the background of the individual is or the experiences they encountered in their childhood, exposure to violence can have a major role in their mental being. Regularly being exposed to violent acts can arise disorders and enhances chances of other disorders as well. Minds of children aren’t as developed as adults and has a huge impact on them. Being exposed to violence at early ages interferes with their mind at early stages of life which can impact them as they get older. Violence on media has a huge impact on mental health and can be drastically changed if censorship is

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