(Title)Sex Saturated Societies
(Opening statement)Sex, sex, sex, its everywhere, pasted to billboards, plastered to T.V. screens. There’s nowhere for anyone to hide. As you look up “An advertisement for Liz Claiborne fragrances shows a barely clad young couple sprawled out on a bed, him painting her toe nails.”(1)And one street over there’s a second billboard advertising perfume, as a young Brittany Spears clad in a uniquely beautiful almost transparent dress just sits at the end of a bed, with her legs slightly spread, as if sending a silent message that it’s ok to be overbearingly sexy, and over inviting without paying any consequences (2). “We’re stuck in a world were teenage girls are regarding their virginity as an embarrassing vestige of childhood, and who look at birth control as embarrassing and unromantic.” (Garity) (3)No wonder so many people such as Steve Lopez, in the short story “A Scary Time to Raise a Daughter”, are scared to have children, especially when these vulgar messages are directed right at their child’s age groups. We are constantly suckered in by our worldly practices of using sex to sell everything from music to television, perfumes, even clothes. (Thesis) With sex lurking at every corner prodding us towards early sexual endeavors’, who’s to say that parents and schools on their own can protect teens from early sexual encounters. (1st point)These sexual fantasies are nothing but lies that prey on young people allowing them to think that it’s safe to venture into the world having sex with whomever you please. Girls now doing anything they can to look as beautiful as the pictures on the billboards, just praying that they will get the same attention that these poster girls prove possible in there picture. While fathers like Steve worry about whether there little girls are going to end up pregnant teenagers. Little do the girls know that they just like Elaine in the short story “Is sex all that matters”, could end up pregnant, and...
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