In his essay, “Video Games Are Responsible for Increased Youth Violence,” author Ron Moten uses his experience working with troubled teenagers to uncover the negative effects of violent media. The problem he identifies is that violent media is responsible for desensitizing youth to violence, hence increasing crime in our society. Motten assumes his readers are educated and sympathetic, but uninformed of the threats posed by violent media. His purpose in his essay is to raise awareness of a connection between violent media and increased crime in society and to convince the audience that violent media needs to be regulated by laws. To achieve his purpose, Moten mainly uses ethos to appeal to his readers.
He states that results of research on the harmful effects of media violence on children are either so vague that they can be openly interpreted to something different or so insignificant that they can be ignored. Fowles side of the article focuses on criticizing the opposite side. He claims that there is not enough evidence on the media for being the primary source of violence that infects children. He finds several interpretations to each of the research studies that claim that there are negative effects on the exposure to media violence. He makes a point that viewers are not incompetent and that they actively interpret and process violence in the media to know the reality of the violence they viewed.
Their efforts are primarily unproductive. While they do try to get more of the suppliers off of the streets, it simply raises the price of the product. Hence, more suppliers are encouraged to enter the market because they believe the rewards outweigh the risks. Chapter two of Super Freakonomics begins with yet another comical title that reads, “Why Should Suicide Bombers Buy Life Insurance?” This chapter draws in the readers with compelling aspects why terrorism is so cheap and easy, and of both birth and death. I will begin with the talk of terrorism.
Being charged with a felony can ruin one’s future, as you cannot be a lawyer, teacher, etc, if you have been convicted of a felony. What part of sexting is a felony? Explain before you argue. When teenagers realize that they might have committed a felony, they are too afraid to face police officers because of possible jail time they have to do. Police officers are charging the sender of the image(s) and the receivers with jail time or to register as a sex offender.
Crimes like these should have been talk about nationally. These were two innocent male assaulted and killed for no apparent reason. People need to speak up. The world need to understand how bad homosexual are treated everyday of their life. Its bad enough that some companies shy away from gay people because they feel it will affect their
What if more prisoners got the notion complying with “chemical castration” would reduce or even revoke their sentence? DeWayne Wickham of USA Today presented this argument “Castration often fails to halt offenders” His 2001 article goes on arguing that “Rape and most other sexual offenses have little to do with sex and more to do with physical domination” (Wickham par 3).Wickham’s article also contains an interesting quote Florida prosecutor Jerry Burford told the St. Petersburg Times “I get a lot of people who are impotent that still commit sexual battery. It's not their gonads that cause them to commit sexual battery. It's their
King later pulled the book from publication after several teenage shooters quoted it or were found with copies. The author draws comparisons between his decision and the questions he said gun owners’ rights groups should be asking in the current debate over gun control. “I didn’t pull Rage from publication because the law demanded it; I was protected under the First Amendment and the law couldn’t demand it,” he writes. “I pulled it because in my judgment it might be hurting people and that made it the responsible thing to do. Assault weapons will remain readily available to crazy people until the powerful pro-gun forces in this country decide to do a similar turnaround.” King calls for three gun
Society is immensely focused on eliminating prejudice words since it is believed they are violent. Eliminating words is not an easy task when context comes into play. Huckleberry Finn can use a word prejudice against African Americans and not cause as much controversy as the very utterance of the word by stranger. The author speaks about a memory on a subway when he over heard a group of teenagers using a derogatory term against homosexuals. He explains the fear he felt when he heard the term since he was homosexual himself.
Society may say that having a person’s limbs ripped off is cruel, but so is cyber bullying. The population would prefer a more non-violent approach to this issue such as, seminars to make parents teachers and children more aware. When it comes to handling bullying, America is all talk. The Americans say that we live in a nonviolent world, yet we promote this kind of violence by showing it in television shows and movies. Each state in America has different laws and punishments with cyber bullying; some states don’t even have laws for cyber bullying.
Ethical issues such as naming rape victims are at the discretion of the publisher. People who are raped fear their name will be mentioned on the news and thus fail to report the crime. This is why most newspapers and news stations do not name rape victims. “Someone who is sexually assaulted becomes the victim three times: initially during the actual assault, second during the interrogation, and lastly when their name is published by the press. Society often judges rape victims to be as guilty as the rapist” (Pember 280).