Media indoctrination and the patriarchy

There’s a narrative (primarily in second-wave feminist discourse, but still extant) that the media indoctrinates men into a kind of violent objectification of women. This is true to some degree, and was probably more true in the 60s and 70s when these arguments were first being put forth — media having reacted to this by dramatically changing the way violence was depicted and how women were depicted in relation to it. However, growing up in the 90s, my own media indoctrination had a much less violent but much more objectifying flavor.



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John Ohno

Resident hypertext crank. Author of Big and Small Computing: Trajectories for the Future of Software.