Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My question at io9 about the effect of popular entertainment on behavior

In The Secret Twist In the Bobo Doll Experiments That Turned Kids Mean, Esther Inglis-Arkell concluded, "We can all admit that what kids (and adults) read and consume probably does have some influence on their behavior."

I replied, "We can admit that's the argument of every censor. But it assumes we are nothing more than the product of what we read and consume. If this is true, slash fanfic involving children and young teens should worry everyone. Is that your belief?"

My comment is still "pending approval" and hasn't been answered. #NotHoldingBreath