Rave Culture Research Paper

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Rave Culture Every human being in their life has been criticized for doing something that they truly love. Whether it is art, sports, music career, religion or a certain cult that they are involved in. This is exactly what is happening to the young people all over the world that dress in flashy clothes, carry glow-sticks and party until the crack of dawn. Most people, no matter how old, have probably heard of raves in their life. Though is what they have been told by the media, gossip in their families and talk on the streets about these certain partygoers really true? By examining the history, stereotypes, and general information about this culture, one may see how raves impact society. Raves began mainly in the United Kingdom, when…show more content…
It has helped young teens in time of depression and solitude. The rave culture accepts these people that need to find a place in the world where no one will judge them by their past, family life, interests and dress code. Ravers love each other and will accept anyone no matter how bizarre or broken they might be. That is the ideal of PLUR! In fact, multiple raves in the US are sponsored by good causes, such as canned food or clothes drives. The media needs to discover and strongly focus on the positive of the rave scene, not only the drug use. The media and news reporters, plus videos on raves, never even mention the significant part of the rave culture, which happens to be the PLUR. For instance, Sandra Pupatello made a video that is shown to students in grades seven through nine called "Dancing in the Dark". This video shows kids the dangers of raves, not once does the visual mention any of the positive in the rave culture, nor does it mention rave being a culture at all. It only portrays raves to be parties that are all about getting high, and the lights, bright colored clothing and glow-sticks are only used for enhancing the drug affect. Equally important, she states the possibility of sexual assault. Which is unrealistic for the fact that many people occupy raves, and others constantly surround the individuals. Most ravers would not promote sexual assault or attack at their gatherings, since it goes against PLUR in every way. For more examples of the media pursuing the negative in the culture, such as a report on the information bulletin in 2006 that stated a twenty three year old man died and a dozen hospitalized after overdosing at a rave. Even though this sounds tragic, notice that this rave held over fifteen thousand people, and less than twenty were hospitalized from drug abuse, and around seventy were caught with ecstasy. A most hypocritical discovery is that society promotes evens such as

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