Diminishing Values of Reality Television Karen Christy ENG122: English Composition II Sara Esquivia May 5th, 2012 Reality television has set low standards for ourselves and our youth in society today, such as glorifying being sixteen and pregnant, how real housewives in the "city" act, and having toddlers look too grown up for their ages. There are still some good values in some programs but there seem to be more diminishing values in reality television shows. Reality television has distorted reality for our children in this society. The show Jersey Shore has little positive values in its episodes. The positive values that are portrayed for teens and young adults to pick up on are loyalty and family importance.
Many parents claim that the advertisements should only be shown in adult magazines, not for example in television papers, to which children also have access. Furthermore, they hope the tobacco companies will cease to promote the coolness of cigarettes and allow children to be aware of the dangers caused by smoking. Not only children are affected by the health risks due to smoking. Unfortunately, even adult smokers do not see the health problems such as lung cancer or heart attacks, which may result from years of smoking. Children start to be cool and soon become addicts.
He states that it is actually ironic that parents let children watch these G-rated movies when they are “minefields of terror,” as he quotes. Why is it that children are allowed to watch these movies, yet not allowed a horror movie? Perhaps it is because of the animation and some of the historical prestige of Disney after all. I am not one to judge Disney movies, in my opinion I enjoy some of them, but honestly there is a fine line of subliminal messaging involved. I believe king did not mention this to state he is against Disney movies, I think it was just to defend his idea that most horror themes and Disney movies are alike in many ways.
The comparison is unsuccessful because Elvis wasn’t the perception of “good”. When he was shown on television they could only show him from the waist up because of his inappropriate hip gyrating. She then moves on to the change of clothing, explaining that her daughter had started wearing tank tops and denim jean shorts when she began listening to the Back Street Boys and Le Ann Rimes. Though, she does not let us know what her daughter had worn beforehand and how tank tops and jean shorts are worse. Kay tells us how the tweens stop wearing clothes from Limited Too and Delia’s.
This shows that many parents are sceptical to the vaccinations, what might have negative consequences for children. The reason why in 1990s and 2000s many children did not receive their vaccination was the publication of The Lancet study by Andrew Wakefield talking about a link between autism and MMR vaccination. The strong phrase that some people still remember is that vaccinations are dangerous. Despite the fact that science has proven this is wrong some people still believe there is link between autism development and MMR vaccination. Therefore it is strange that they are making informed choice.
Anti-Smoking Ads Nathan Martz ENGL-112: Advanced Composition DeVry University Online Professor Berardi-Rogers July 17, 2011 Anti-Smoking Ads In today’s society, we are exposed to many different types of ad campaigns trying to sell their products. We may buy into the ad and purchase the product or we may disregard the product completely, subconsciously dubbing the ad as utterly ineffective. Some of these products show types of life styles, such as cigarette ads. They show people doing different sports or activities which portray these people to be looked up to by smoking. Using ad campaigns to sell a product as a certain lifestyle is unquestionably effective.
Abstinence-plus Education first, encourages teens to be abstinence, but recognizes that abstinence may not be the choice for all teens. Even though, comprehensive sex education greatly emphasizes the benefits of being abstinent, Abstinence-only opponents argue that educating teens on sex before marriage is immoral and should not be taught in schools. On the other hand, what does that approach say to gay and lesbian students forbidden by law to “marry” in a legal sense (Wiley)? However, Abstinence-only Education is being taught in many public schools throughout the country, but studies show that more than 50 percent of students between the ages of 13-15 have already engaged in some type of sexual activity. In addition, the majority of those teens were unaware of the health risk and impact that unprotected or premature sex can have on their lives.
All the same, even when Western parents think they’re being strict, they usually don’t come close to being Chinese mothers. We are all familiar with the stereotype were Chinese parents push their kids to achieve academic success through long hours and unnaturally hard work. Western parent might claim that forcing knowledge upon their children is not good for them, but Chinese parents believe the very opposite. In the article Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior by Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School, sheds some light on the differences between western parenting and Chinese parenting. The article mainly uses provocation as a mean to lure people into reading it, but it is a dangerous method to use, as it easily could wind up offending the reader or give the reader a negative attitude toward the article after only reading a few lines.
Homosexual couples should have the right to adopt because they can make just as responsible and loving parents as heterosexual couples. There is a lot of preconceived misinformation about gay parenting. Such stereotypes about gay parenting are that gay parents raise gay kids, children of gay parents have more self-esteem problems, and that gay men are more likely to sexually abuse children. This simply is not true. In the few studies conducted on the sexuality of gay parents and their children, there has been no evidence to suggest that the sexual orientation of adoptive parents affects the sexuality of their children.
Students would not be able to ask questions to the professors to help clarify. The negatives of podcasting in the classroom outweighs the positive. Shepard discusses that because the class would be on a podcast, students would be more likely to skip class. To find this information out, Shepard did an informal survey of college students. However, the article did not include any numbers or statistics from the survey, but it did contain a quote from a second-year college student.