Spot on. Thank you Ms. Collins.
I'm worried less about tasteless jokes on tv shows, (which are tasteless
shows to begin with) and more about how rape is actually handled on universities
and in our military, the "don't tell" or report it, because
it's bad for business is a larger problem.Lets do something about
actual rape. (not to be confused with "legitimate Rape") before we get
all indignant about dumb TV shows, that you don't have to watch.
Happy Valley Heretic,Agreed we can (and should) change the channel -
but the point is this becomes pervasive in the national consciousness. It is
mental (I can't bear to say intellectual) fodder for the young who tend
more to watch those shows.You are absolutely right that we need to
address rape on campus, in the military, and in the workplace. But none of that
will be fully successful until we address it in the media.
This is just one reason I don't have a TV. Most of it is crude, vulgar,
inane, silly, filthy, violent, superficial and the list goes on and on and on.
How can anyone with any respect for their brain, infect it with this mental
poison. I'd rather read a good book.
I don't watch TV on a regular basis, so I was no surprised that I was
unaware of the persuasiveness of these types of jokes.When the
particular TV shows in question were listed, I was even less surprised. There
are very valid reasons why I watch none of those shows.
Who are the sponsors of the most filthy shows? If I am supporting these
businesses, then, indirectly, I am supporting these shows. How can I find out
who the worst offenders are? Is there a list?