Have you seen the popular reality television shows lately? The core of reality TV consists of: Fighting, sexuality, and an intolerable amount of drinking and drug use. Young viewers who watch reality TV may be assuming that this type of behavior is the ideal lifestyle. Even in the early years of reality TV, the main hook to keep viewers interested was to aspire to young women of what reality is. The Miss America pageants made some young women believe in the ideals of beauty and perfection. Similarly, the well-known show “I Love Lucy,” may have influenced women to strive to be nothing more than the best housewives they can be. Reality TV shows, such as “Bad Girls Club,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “Jersey Shore” all put the wrong idea of reality into young girls heads. Most women on reality shows are portrayed as materialistic, obnoxious divas, always searching for male attention, and acceptance. Shows like “Bad Girls Club,” and “Desperate Housewives” can make young women believe they should act like them to become accepted. If we are not already, we may soon see girls who want to imitate the actions of the women on reality shows, that “ideal” character. “TV is a powerful influence on all of us, but particularly young girls who are looking for role models,” Los Angeles-based therapist Dr. Nancy Irwin told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “These shows glamorize the backbiting, gossiping, criticizing and competing with each other through beautiful hair, makeup and clothes.” (Dr. Nancy Irwin.) The main focus on these shows, such as drinking, drugs, and sex, can be a very bad influence on young women. These shows make it appear “cool” to have casual hookups and make it seem nearly impossible to have fun without alcohol or drugs. “It is encouraging them to be sexual from a young age. Of course they rarely ever mention the negative effects of potentially getting an STD, or falling pregnant,” said Nicole Weider, founder of Project Inspired, (A website designed...
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