31 January 2011
Teens Bombarded With Sex
In Joyce Rarity story Is Sex All That Matters. A young teen girl name Elaine has been influenced by the media about sex. I believe that is prevalent to our teens that are not well educated about the different impacts sex can add to a young girl’s life. Everywhere you turn there is something about sex. Elaine is a typical example of so many young girls in America today who are pregnant and have not been able to take care of their children. The reason is because they are bombarded with sexuality at a very fragile age. The mainstream media is sending the wrong message to our teens that are so easily drawn in by the media.
Sex is supposed to be sacred according to the bible. It was for married people for the sole purpose of procreation of the human race. But the media sell sex as just another thing we do because we can. It doesn’t matter who we do it with, or where we do it, or even the reason why. Joyce was a social worker who had grown to know Elaine well enough to ask her this question. “Why neither she nor her lover had used birth control”.(Carity 769). But her reply was that it was not romantic, which goes to show how naive and immature she was. Not knowing the danger she was putting herself and her babies in. But that doesn’t matter to the media who bombarde teens with sex.
“ Years of exposure to this kind of media-invented,sex saturated universe have done their work on Elaine. She is, I’m sure ,completely unaware of the irony in her situation” ( Joyce 770 ). Elaine was not the first to be suckered by use of sex, it is used to sell everything. Teens today view many illicit images via tv, internet, and magazines. MTV’s highly rated programs 16 and Pregnant, Skins, and Jersery Shore are all advertized to young people and all of these shows advocate sex and lots of it with no side effects other than a child. Many of...