Sunday, October 3, 2010

I am against murder porn

Once again, the news media is being dominated by a young woman's murder. 

I am SICK of seeing murdered girls in the news as well as on the various crime tv shows that inexplicably remain popular among viewers. 

Am I drawing a correlation between fictional mutilation of sexualized women on tv and actual violence against our womenfolk? 

You know what? It's hard not to. 

But I am not saying that murder porn is the cause of actual murders. I'm saying: Let's look at how women are being portrayed on our screens. Let's ask why these tv shows are so popular? What is so fascinating about finding out how a beautiful young woman gets dismembered?? 

Notice how crime tv always has to package Murder with Sex. Not only do the female detectives exude repressed sexuality, but week after week the victims in these shows are mutilated, often scantily clad, females. 

Try telling me that this doesn't contribute to sections of society feeling that rape and physical force is titillating. 

Let's CHANGE the way girls and women are portrayed on tv. Please read about Geena Davis' organization which monitors such media content and tries to educate content-creators about having more empowering images of women on our screens.

Related RANT here.

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