Media Influence

It is no surprise that modern day media has played a large role in shaping society, from clothing trends, to how people talk and act, and to how they physically look. As the decades have gone by, men portrayed in advertisements and television have become more muscular and less hairy, ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Joe on April 20, 2009 @ 03:20

Parents: you gotta love 'em, right? Of course you gotta.

They have raised us, provided for us, suffered through the bad years for us, and loved us unconditionally, but there are just times where they just get on our nerves. Whether rightfully so or not, our parents have always tried to mold us into what they think is right and ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Joe on April 20, 2009 @ 03:22

Peer Pressure

It’s not just the media who is giving gender roles out. Family, peers, education, and religion are as well. Family and peers hand out the gender roles to people by buying certain things for people. The family doesn’t want their son to not be masculine, so they buy him sport ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Bryanna Matte on April 20, 2009 @ 03:22

The Real Man

In today’s media coverage to be a “real” man you need to be tough, muscular, and strong. This ideal man has rippling muscles and no body hair. In most ads males are putting on a ‘tough guise’ act, which means they are being strong, tough, and manly. In these types ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Bryanna Matte on April 20, 2009 @ 03:23

Weight

In modern society, especially with this generation growing up, a person’s weight is pretty important. It’s all about slimming down to fit into that bikini for the summer, or dropping a few pounds to fit into that ridiculously small dress for prom. It has been embedded into the minds of ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Joe on April 20, 2009 @ 03:24

Watchmen

These days you can find just about anything on TV, and after a few minutes of channel surfing you’re likely to come across something that piques your interest. It could be a comedy like Two and a Half Men or a teen drama like Beverly Hills 90210. Hell, you might ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Elliot Mcquade on April 20, 2009 @ 03:25

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...Paris Hilton?!

Apparently the only thing faster then Superman is the rate at which Paris Hiltons’ popularity rose after her little porn video was released to the public. And it’s not just her, a few other celebrities followed suit with a few revealing pictures. And again their popularity increases. It’s a funny ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Elliot McQuade on April 20, 2009 @ 03:28

Plastic Society

Apparently cosmetic plastic surgery is becoming a booming industry. Because of Western society’s version of the “perfect” female body, many women are resorting to plastic surgery, both surgical and non-surgical. The rate at which this is happening is somewhat astounding, averaging at an annual increase of 16% in Canada alone. ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Elliot McQuade on April 20, 2009 @ 03:31

Depression

A serious issue today is how girls are depressed they do not look like Brittany Spears or Paris Hilton or any of the hot celebrities hey see on TV and Magazines. They have trouble accepting that they don’t look like that hence they become depress because they think they wont ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Daniel Mak on April 20, 2009 @ 03:32

Make Up Obsession

Girls these days are all about make up. The need to apply make up whenever they leave the house to go out, girls spend hours in the washroom apply make up to make them look more attractive and more confident. Even young girls in elementary school are now into putting ... Click to read the full story

Posted by Daniel Mak on April 20, 2009 @ 03:18