So we’ve talked about the negative impact the media can and does have on us by misrepresenting our true nature (looking specifically at film and television). By focusing on negative and shallow aspects of individuals, the media skews how we see ourselves. Sarah and Josh both highlighted two ways in which this can happen. Yet recognizing the negative influences of the media is only one part of trying to counteract these negative influences. We have to recognize that the media is an ever present force in our society and begin to think about how the media can change in order to reflect our true nature and in turn promote the equality of women and men.

So I pose the following questions to consider:

How can individuals and groups begin to counteract the negative influences of media? What role can media play in fostering positive social change? How can new media content be developed that reflects the true nature of human beings?



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