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Domestic Violence When I think of domestic abuse I think of television shows like Jerry Springer and Maury Today Americans turn stories of domestic violence into entertainment Personally I think its utterly disgusting Domestic violence is an issue that isnt taken as seriously as it should be Although Im sure most of these shows are scripted how do they reflect on American society Violence and aggression among Americans is pretty common Over half of 100000 people surveyed admitted to have been sexually or physically abused Violence is becoming more common in adolescents Research indicates that males exhibit higher levels of aggression than females This is because males are raised to reach a standard of toughness and masculinity Females on the other hand are raised to be more vocal about their issues rather than physical Feelings of depression unimportance or inferiority can lead to violent behavior Society affects the violence level in adolescents as well Growing up watching violent TV shows can lead to a more aggressive adulthood because children think thats the norm The childrens interactions with their parents also affect how aggressive they will grow up to be If a childs parents are abusive or tend to be more violent the child will grow up thinking its okay to be the same way Its unhealthy for a child to grow up in a household that allows violence or abuse For entertainment Americans watch horrific stories of abuse and tragedies What happened to the innocent TV days of I Love Lucy or The Brady Bunch As American media changes so does American society In the times before television Americans were less aggressive and more family orientated Look at some of the programs on TV today specifically designed for children like Power Rangers or Pokemon and look at how much more aggressive kids of today are Violence on TV desensitizes children Children being raised in a violent household tend to grow up more violent Children
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