DVD/Film, the internet, and on magazines. There was also no difference of views of females as sex objects between males and females.I am using this reading to answer my question through the significance of socialization. As an agent of socialization, the media possess the power to establish norms and societal expectations in adolescents. Media that is depicting women as people who strive for sex create the gender schema women are meant to be creatures and objects of sex. Women are then seen to and expected to value sex in the perspectives of not only young men but in young women as well. Ultimately, it comes to the agreement of the objectification of women as shown by the reading.As shown in research, college students are likely to adhere to rape myths (Hayes, Abbott, & Cook, 2016). In Hayes, Abbott, & Cook (2016), students from two different colleges (one being a university) in the same town were tested on their belief of rapes and examined by
Society and Rape4drinking behavior (high or low alcohol consumption), race, and gender. A sample of students wastaken from introductory English and sociology courses were surveyed on indicated race, gender, alcohol consumption, if their educational institution had a rape prevention program and how theyperceive rape myths. Rape myth believability and alcohol consumption were tested on scales ranked 1 to 7 based on consumption. It was hypothesized “Males and non-Whites will have a higher acceptance of rape myths than females and Whites… The college students will have a higher acceptance of rape myths than the university students...Females who consume more alcohol are more likely to accept rape myths than females who consume less alcohol. Conversely, males who consume more alcohol are more likely to accept rape myths than males who consume less alcohol” (p.1545).Results reported that males were most likely to believe in rape myths than females (college and race did not make a difference to the results). The most believability in rape myths was with males who consume alcohol weeklyand ended up being higher than females and nondrinkers of both. There was also no difference in rape myth adherence between students who did or did not participate in a college rape prevention program.This reading answers my question by showingthat socialization does not stop as a personages, but is consistent and is implemented when learning new concepts. Agents of socialization including peers and the media that present women as objects or less than men have developed in the mind of a college student. Since rape myths often depict women as sex objects, the socializedconcept and rape myths are connected towards believability as the new concept of rape myth is approached to the minds of college students The fact that college rape prevention programs have not made a student change his or her mind on rape myths solidifies the power of socialization.
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