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Today there is a trend towards people spending more leisure time watching TV listening to the radio or reading newspapers and magazines Shows on television and articles in the newspapers influence our decision-making process shaping our perceptions of the world The fact that we are better informed and in touch with the latest news we should be aware that accepting this enormous flow of information and allowing it to shape our mind could be dangerous The TVs infiltrate our lives guiding us towards what are we are supposed to wear how we look and act Children because of the lack of mature judging values are more susceptible to the influence of the television They tend to accept everything they see on TV as real Kids often identify with movie characters and comic figures much more than the elder generation does It is the role of the parents to teach them that not everything that glitters is golden and to give them a better perception of the world however this does not mean that parents are less affected by the TV On the contrary they are often more affected than their kids of course not by cartoons but by shows that contain information about serious subjects such as parenthood Concerned with being good parents people are sub-consciously accumulating a lot of information on the subject Just as the information can be very helpful sometimes it can be destructive Often times that is the case when it comes to the problem of tomboys and sissies What are these two terms used for The term tomboy is used when referring to a girl who has masculine characteristics and the term sissy is used when referring to a boy who shows feminine traits One must state what society considers feminine and what is masculine According to the established sense in society femininity and masculinity are tightly bound to gender Men are defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as
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