Cause and Effect

CarrieThere’s more sex, and more violent events on television than there is in real life, right?  I mean, the daily lives of TV characters are exposed to a seamier underside, much more often, than the average citizen, aren’t they?  How many references to sex or sexual relations do we get in an evening?  Lots, actually; the number has doubled since 1998.

It begs the question about cause and effect:  Is the exposure to the hairy edge of morality and ethics caused by Hollywood’s attention to it, or does Hollywood show more to society because more of society is moving to that edge?

We keep pushing the sex and drugs and violence envelope to a younger age.  I would not want to be the parent of a 14-year-old girl.  It must be a very hard task.



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