Perhaps if we pushed the entertainment industry out of the country’s mainstream culture and back to Hollywood where it belongs, then we would not have these problems. Publications that want to be taken seriously need to extract these entertainers from their covers and from the lists of ‘most powerful and influential.’
Moral Absolutes Ping!
“They’re teaching our children to become mean-spirited, backstabbing, bed-hopping villains.”
Some parents somehow have the ability to actually control what media enters their home while other parents are completely to unable to control their children or what their children watch on TV.
Believe it it not, there are other options available to parents. These options include a remote control which allows the parent to change the TV channel and parents in this country actually have the freedom to not have a TV in their home.
BTW-There are also books that kids can read, homework they can do and all kinds of sports kids can play.
It is really amazing that between reading, sports, homework and other outdoor activities, kids really do not need a TV in the home.
On a forum I used to post on, one poster remarked that modern feminism encourages women to become more like men, but not just men, the lowest of men.
The Jersey Shore has to be one of the trashiest shows on television. I have never watched an episode, but catching ads for the show and seeing the cast in the tabloids is enough to know what filth it is. The sad thing is that there are some young people who look up to them. They see these people who are literally gifted fame and fortune to drink, party, and have sex on national television. They think that's the way cool, young adults act, and they believe it's ok to act that way, and in fact, they'd love to be on MTV or VH1 themselves.
I can tell you the women believe this is what the men want. They really do.
If the men would step up and say they want women to behave like ladies and they will not marry a woman who behaves like a slut, the women will become ladies again.
An incident I witnessed a few years ago illustrates thisperfectly. My husband and I were shopping a famous hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country one Saturday. One couple consisted of a rather plain man very proudly squiring around a leggy, long haired almost beauty who was wearing next to nothing. Everybody was ignoring them, not just the Amish men shopping the store. The other men were too, young and old.
Today’s women have not made “progress”. They are more foolish and much worse off than they have ever been. The sexiest thing is the world is modesty coupled with quiet competence and grace. Funny, I don’t see that being pushed on “Glee”.
When MTV (Music TV) first started I would have it on. They actually showed music videos 24/7. I havent had it for close to 30 years.
Thank-you, Hugh Heffner.
Solution is simple: get rid of your TV — or at least cable. Get your news from the internet and use the big screen only for home movies that you’ve carefully selected. There is nothing on television worth watching, as far as I can see. I got rid of my TV in 2004 and my home is peaceful and clean.
I know several feminists who fit that to a tee. I'm glad most of my female friends have not gone that direction. I talked to my cousin yesterday, and thought the phone was going to melt. She is one of the sweetest persons on earth.
I kind of think it would be shocking to find that Chiquita has factories. Morons write our news.
MTV, VH1, BET and many other channels are blocked on my TV. I’ve also blocked many shows on other channels. I refuse to allow garbage in my house.
MTV was the reason I never allowed cable in my house after that. We read instead. My son now has his own sizable collection of books.
The right critique of this kind of trash and the people who produce it could destroy the pop culture juggernaught in very little time.
“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”” “Men are so honest/so throughly square/historically noble/eternally fair...’’ Apologies to Professor Henry Higgins.
They watched all that and they stayed sane??