Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sex is bad, violence is O.K.?
Having studied sex and violence in Buffy for the past week, I have realized that violence, in any form of media, seems to be accepted while sex is deemed too graphic to show to the masses. I'm not talking about showing a bunch of sex on t.v., but since the two are so closely related, should we accept one and admonish the other? I do not see any social motivation for why violence in media has increased in recent years, while sexual content in media has been suppressed. I believe that if filmmakers, photographers, and producers should be able to express themselves to the fullest of their ability, and if doing so includes more sexual content than normal, they should not be censored. That being said, this gets back to the issue of exposure of "extreme" media and its affect on children. Those who believe that violence in media affects children would most certainly also be against sex in the media. Yet, one continues to have an increasing role in the mainstream while the other sits without exposure.