Thursday, May 22, 2014

Does the punishment fit the crime?

High School Senior gets in Trouble for Amazing Yearbook Quote

This is yet another example of how media is effecting our youth. Here is a bright young woman, good student and inspiration to her peers that because of a harmless (and actually quite clever) yearbook quote is being denied the final moments of her senior year.

We cannot allow kids to be bombarded with the graphic and profane and then expect them to still be sensitive to something as benign as "back that ass up," spelled out via elements on the periodic table. Not when music videos like this:

Are hitting number two on the Billboard Chart.  And not when there are extremely well-educated minds collecting and using sociological/psychological research to specifically program marketing media.  Pardon me, but WTF?

It's like giving candy to a baby, over and over and over and over again, and then shaming and punishing them when their teeth fall out. It's asinine.

1 comment:

  1. Right on Stephanie. You are absolutley right. Now to change that through art. Lets do it!