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Social Issue It started by way of messengers and scribes evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio brought us together with television and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet It is the mass media and even from the earliest days of its existence it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society and ways that deteriorate and perplex it It is not a surprise to learn then that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we have and nothing else in todays world influences public perception quite as heavily Unfortunately however most of what is broadcast or transmitted in the news today is with reference to the chaotic condition of our planet or something else that society as a whole sees as detrimental or damaging But the news on television is not the only type of media taking the criticism of society Other forms of mass media specifically movies and television programs containing pornography and violence have been heavily criticized The underlining concept to be debated here is why is the media blamed for gender inequality and why is it considered a violent stimulant for men with specific reference to pornography Isolate Define Variables Variables which hinder the media and imply the idea of its responsibility toward violence and inequality with reference to women include ethnicity location gender physical attributes and lastly the mass media itself Ethnicity is defined as a persons shared cultural heritage and determines their beliefs and standards while location is concerned with where they live Next is gender and inequality these terms are defined as those who are considered significant members of society are male or female and the various indifferences between them money power etc Further is the issue of physical attributes which is a variable related to the human body apart from mind or emotion Lastly in question is the mass media itself The media
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