Monday, November 21, 2011

sex sex sex

I found an article that is about how adolescence learns about sex in the media. One of the main points that I would pull out from the article that the three most common sexual themes are sexual/ romantic relations as competition, men valuing and selecting women on the basis of physical appearance, and sex as the defining act of masculinity. I know this article is reliable because I found it on the university database. I am going to use this point when I write about adolescent learning about sex through television shows.
Chapin, J. (2000). Adolescent sex and mass media: A developmental approach. Adolescence, 35(140), 799-811.
Another article I found is about how the media can be a healthy sex educator. The articles main point is that the media will always be around, and adolescents will always be learning about sex through the media, so the media should present sex in a healthy way. I could use this article if I was trying to prove that sex in the media could also be positive.
Brown, J. , & Keller, S. (2000). Can the mass media be healthy sex educators?. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 32(5), 255-256.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LAST two chapters!!! : ))

Chapter 10 of John Ronson’s The Psychopath Test is about the misuse of the DSM. Robert Spitzer is the creator of the test. The problem with the test is that every normal has a disorder according to the test. The test makes it so that every little problem a person has is turned into a disorder. He later on in the chapter also admits that most of the disorders in the DSM are labeling normal people with a disorder they don’t really have. This chapter also mentions young children. There are many children that are diagnosed with ADD, but in reality, they are just young and hyperactive. One example of a child that was mistakenly diagnosed is Rebecca Riley. Her parents gave her bipolar medicine to get her to sleep because she was being to hyper. The next morning, she did not wake up. And the worst part  is that her mother knew that her child didn’t really need the medicine.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chapter 8 is about a man name David Shayler. He is a man that believes in conspiracy theories. He believes that events like 7/7 and 9/11 really happened. During the 7/7 attack there was a lady name Rachel on the train that was attacked. When she blogged about her experience, she was criticized by Shayler’s group. They believed that Rachel was actually the government trying to cover up the event. To prove her point she goes to one of their meeting to show that she is a real person. At one point she could no longer hold in her rage and shouted at the men that she was in the carriage.  He also goes on to claim that the 9/11 event did not actually happen and that they were missiles that looked like air planes. Another thing he claims is that he was the Messiah! Eventually the public did not believe him and he lost his fame.

Chapter 8 is freaking crazy!!! I cannot believe this guy! He is out of his mind. How could someone even come up with these ideas! The 7/7 and 9/11 events were such a tragedy and many people died and lost love ones. I am insulted that he would come up with such ideas.