“What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons.” Don Draper
You’d have to be headless not to know that what we see on TV influences our attitudes and behaviors.
That’s kind of the point.
Why are soap operas called soap operas? Right. You get the picture.
How about the picture you don’t get, literally? What we don’t see on TV is just as persuasive as what we do.
The media re-enforces dominant cultural expectations. Emphasis on enforce. Common sense tells you that. So do countless studies.
Which explains the current and, hopefully, on-going focus on the lack of good role models for girls on screens small and large.
“If she can see it, she can be it.” Geena Davis