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The message matters: we are what we watch and listen to

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14.06.2018

It’s a challenging time to be a man or a boy. Looking at how we’re presented in the media, are we supposed to be superheroes with unbelievable biceps, gigolos or buffoons? Are we supposed to be sports superstars, rock stars or business moguls?

It’s no easier to be a woman or a girl. Is today’s Hollywood standard of feminine beauty really one’s most valuable attribute?

Never before have we been so surrounded by media, from the moment we wake up until we go to sleep, confusing us with conflicting messages about right and wrong.

Part of the problem is that we’re comparing ourselves to images that just aren’t real. As comedian Joan Rivers said, “I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I’d look like without plastic surgery.”

If they existed, the tough guy superheroes of movies and video games who shoot now and ask questions later would most likely be dead or wake up every night screaming.

The people who sleep with multiple partners........

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