My MTV Generation
by, 18th March 2009 at 03:06 PM (547 Views)
As a teenage girl, I often find myself watching MTV. But, I mean, when you really think about its programming, you gotta wonder if its damaging to our society.
So many young people subconsciously live their lives based on the social norms that MTV establishes...you know, saying that skinny, Caucasian girls who show a lot of skin and are willing to have sex with any hot guy are the 'most beautiful' and 'most desirable' girls.
Also, MTV features many dating shows like Next or Parental control and its clear that race is an issue as well on MTV. White people can only date other white people, and non-white can only date other non-white according to the show.
MTV also portrays lesbians and gays on those shows in their typical stereotypical ways. gays on Mtv are always flamboyant and very feminine sounding...and lesbians are always 'hot girls'
its just maddening sometimes because i feel like with all the power that mtv has over the young people of america, that they should have sort of a responsibility to at least attempt to show reality and not the superficial and shallow crap they always do.
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