This is excellent! It’s definitely something I’ve wanted to write about but never got around to jotting down all the examples (because there are far too many). People underestimate the influence that media can have on us, especially as children. I just started watching family guy because although I never watched it as a child, I know it was extremely popular with my friends when I was in middle school. It’s horrifying to pick up on all the toxic messages that show sent to young people! Oh god, it stresses me out! Thank you for sharing this thought provoking piece.

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