Critique on Do Video Games Kill? This article “Do Video Games Kill” by Karen Sternheimer addresses the wide spread idea; video games are the cause for “young killers” (210). Sternheimer believes concern for the influence video games may have on youth is spiraling out of control. She put most of the blame for this out of control concern on the media. She also writes some about politicians and the Juvenile Justice system.
She also admits that one of the problems with video games is that there is no standard for rating video games, so any content that is profitable is acceptable. One thing that she states is that the violence in video games has been linked to violence in the lives of the viewers, and that people who play video games naturally have a more aggressive personality. Though TV has also been known to show violence, Wrights says that video games are worse because they’re interactive. She also asserts that though people may like to deny the negative effects of video games, they cannot deny that the media is a manipulative tool that is used to trigger emotions. Wright’s closing statement is a warning to parents; she says that they need to educate themselves to keep their children safe.
Perpetrators of domestic violence choose to behave abusively to get what they want and gain control. This refers to the radical feminist’s point of view and the patriarchal society that we live in. The behaviour often originates from the sense of entitlement which is often supported by sexist, racist, homophobia and other attitudes. Domestic violence on a woman’s point of view may be the cause of inequality between men and women because of the patriarchal traditions. Men tend to believe they are
Próspero brings up previous theories that suggest masculinity could be learned by other genders, including women and even LGBT populations, especially if these traits were valued in that society (such as excessive aggressiveness)(2008, 640-641). In his study, he found the gender of the perpetrator had effects on the type of intimate partner violence (644). Erbaugh makes another crucial observation when she remarks, “Isolation is a central tactic of abuse.” (453). The abusers take away the victim’s support network, encouraging co-dependence and leaving them nowhere to turn, socially, physically, economically. Not only is this abuser their familiarity, but they will be forced to give that up frequently for nothing familiar.
Increasingly as children in modern society are becoming more rebellious and independent and construct their own individual identities, many people argue that the peer they socialise with have the greatest effect on their behaviour. This idea is debateable however, as there are other institutions like the media or the family that are key in instilling norms and values of society. The ways in which peer groups socialise a person into his/her gender identity are many. Through peer group pressure along with positive and negative sanctions, it is inevitable that a young person will conform to their group’s norms and values. Firstly, the ideas of being isolated from a friendship group is a daunting vision for many youngsters, and are thus willing to adopt the groups norms and values if it means they will acquire popularity or just to be part of a group.
The author is trying to persuade the reader to think that video games affect the player. She uses very well researched items. She uses the school shooting as an item to persuade the reader. The fact that the shooters were Caucasian males that all played the video
Modern context in where social movement and increasing gender and equality threaten the traditional male dominance may be directed on those woman who challenge the power of a man and the status (e.g. career women), as well as towards women who are alleged as using their sexual appeal to gain power over men. However, sexual reproduction and the dependency and intimacy that man have on women and the domestic fulfillment of women. These roles create a dependency and intimacy between the two counterbalances the sexist hostility with a subjectively benevolent view of women. As per the 22-item ambivalent sexism Inventory (ASI; Glick & Fiske, 1996) initiated and validated in six
Feminists such as Heidensohn claim that women’s crime rates are lower due to patriarchy in society. She argues that males get to exert their power over women in all aspects of their lives. She believes that women who chose to challenge this stereotype are subjecting themselves to violence. In public, women are controlled as they have to hold up the idea of holding a good reputation. Heidensohn claims women fear going out as they may get attacked or raped.
Megan Delawder Pornography Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility January 19th 2014 Instructor John Meeks Over the years there have been many arguments and debates over the morality of pornography. I believe it is important to identify the definition of pornography. This essay will define pornography as sexually explicit materials, such as pictures or videos, which downgrade women. Utilitarianism believes pornography would have to bring out more happiness than the absence of pornography for it to be moral. With that being said, pornography could be moral if it brought out happiness after viewing pornographic material.
In other parts of the world sexism is more prominent because males have dominant roles over women and therefore look down upon them. Not only is there sexism, but there is ambivalent sexism which is defined as sexism directed against women based on both positive and negative attitudes (hostility and benevolence) rather than uniform dislike. To better understand ambivalent sexism I took a test that would rate my hostile and ambivalent sexism. The Ambivalent sexism inventory measure how sexist you are towards men and women. My scores from this test were quite surprising to me.