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Asian child named Lily (Feiler, Online). Gloria, who is Latina and young, is married to the older Jay and they create a new family by bringing their children together as stepsiblings. This show is classified as controversial because it introduces to a public audience the fact that gay marriage, “cougars”, and bicultural families exist, which some parts of society does not approve of. There are also some uncensored episodes where Lily, who is only a toddler, is caught cursing, and Cameron and Mitchell were seen being affectionate. Although this show is being honest about what exists in the world, it can cause audiences to feel uncomfortable especially if they are watching with their children (Feiler, Online). In the television comedy “Two And A Half Men”, there is a bigger emphasis on divorce because it is seen in episodes when Jake, the son of Judith and Alan, is being shared through joint custody (Ufford, Online). Divorce has become more prevalent in today’s age compared to the 1950s when divorce was sinful, shameful, and rarely an option for couples (Kahan, Online). Because of the divorce Jake lives with Alan and his 4
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Uncle Charlie for the majority of the show, therefore emphasizing the life with little maternal guidance. In regards to the show’s content, there is a lot of raunchy material from Alan and Charlie having sex with their sometimes girlfriends or one-night-stands to vulgar or dirty dialogue. There have been episodes where Jake is exposed to talk about being high on drugs as well as sexual innuendos about masturbation. It is this exclusion of modesty and this disregard for censorship that has helped set the standard for future sitcoms. Now that families have been televised as broken and different and now that families are exchanging explicit dialogue and portraying immoral scenarios, it has become a norm for the media. Yes, families have evolved from the words “typical”, “normal”, and “average” to “different”, “unique”, and “diversified”, but none of these words take away from the word “family”. Some people do believe this, causing viewers to disagree with the networks’ attempts to portray reality and promote equality. Women are happy that they are now introduced through media as an equivalent in marriage and an important figure in a family. When television series’ lack a motherly role, the producers are careful to emphasize the lives of both the spouse and the children without her. Women have become crucial roles and are no longer just the pretty face that cooks dinner, washes clothes, and bathes the kids. As time progressed, the mom became independent, employed, and more central to the storyline. This progression was not only on television, but throughout other media outlets as well. Virginia Slims were cigarettes directly marketed towards women.
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