The effect of Media
In America, women are known as the breadwinners of the family. They go off to work in the morning while their husbands spend the day cleaning and cooking, some may even have a part-time job. Employed or not, the husband always makes sure their woman is fed after a hard days work. Do these statements sound ridiculous to you as an American? Are they even feasible? Not in this country, here things are the complete opposite. How do we know that? Because we have been socialized since day one of our existence to believe in gender separation, as well as all other aspects of American society. So who does this to us? Family, friends, schools, and churches are a few. However, in this day in age, a lot of our socialization process is assumed through the media. Commercials, cartoons, printed words, spoken words, pictures, movies and videos are all part of that socializing agent: the media.(Davis & Pallodino,1997)
As an adult you have more of a choic...