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Together with the songs melody and lyrics music videos are powerful tools that tattoo human minds with images that shape a persons attitude Throughout the twentieth century music videos have influenced various perceptions on the images of women No matter what the women in the music videos are singing about or what actions they are doing in the videos there is almost always a sexual overtone For women to be portrayed in this way has many consequences for the images that we view in every day life shape the way we think Viewing a music video that has a woman being portrayed in an overtly sexual manner once may not have a very serious affect on a person but seeing many different music videos all portraying women sexually and seeing these videos over and over does indeed shape a persons mind to view women with much less respect than they would otherwise This therefore is where the problem lies Over time seeing women being portrayed as sex objects will shape the way people in general view women It will change how a woman sees herself and how a man sees other women A big problem with music videos is that the visual is put to music Every time a person listens to a certain song on the radio or on a CD the images of the music video will pop into their heads If one views a particular music video at least a few times a day and also listens to the song on the radio or on a CD a few times a day they are being presented with these images over and over The younger a person is the more these sexual images can affect them Young adults are possibly the most influential group for music videos are much more popular at this time in a persons life How a teenager dresses acts and talks can be heavily influenced by what they
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