Last night hubby and I had a disagreement over something really stupid. You know how stupid? A T.V. show or more accurately about the content. He feels if something is on you don't like, you turn it off. He says there is no way any longer to control the content, that society doesn't care, so just turn it off if something comes on you don't like.
You see I agree society no longer cares, but I feel that there should be control over what is put out there. When you constantly expose people to questionable material it can lead to other things.
As the mother of four daughters I live everyday with the concerns a mother of four daughters would have. I worry about them becoming victims of violence. You hear it everyday. Girl breaks up with boy, boy brings knife to school and stabs girl. This just happened here last week. The fear does not consume me but it is always there for me when they go out. Society just does not seem to be headed in the right direction.
I love my girls and want them to choose wisely but the world just doesn't back up us worried moms. We put violence and smut on the airways everyday at prime time hours and expect that people are going to keep kids from watching. My sister in law laughs about her boys being addicted to Jersey Shore. They are 13 and 11. Is that really appropriate TV for young boys. Heavy partying and sexual situations are in each episode I believe, so how could this be healthy for young boys to watch?
Am I the only one out there that just cannot understand where we are headed? Why is this just accepted nowadays? Maybe TV viewing has no correlation to sexual and violent crimes but I just can't help believe that it somehow does. The show we argued over, Dancing with the Stars. He hates the show but his folks were talking about it and they love it. I chimed in that it is not family viewing with the half naked women all over the place. What does it say to young girls if you watch that show? The men are not half naked. Notice they are always fully clothed. Am I off my rocker here? Am I totally provincial on this topic? There are far worse shows but this is what started the spat. Oh, and my fall garden is in all its glory right now. Loaded the pics as a garden post but obviously went somewhere else. Oh and if you are a fan of the show don't be mad at me it is just an example.