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MTV reality shows ‘demean’ womencomment (0)

January 5, 2012

Only 24 percent of what women said about themselves on four of MTV’s most popular reality shows was positive, according to an analysis by the Parents Television Council.

“Jersey Shore,” “Real World,” “Teen Mom 2” and “16 and Pregnant” constitute the most popular primetime MTV shows among ages 12 to 17, and researchers said the study suggests “a disturbingly unrealistic portrayal of ‘reality’ with ... demeaning ... and sexualized dialogue.”

Studies show a connection between children’s media consumption and their behavior, said Tim Winter, the council’s president.

For more information, visit parentstv.org. (BP)

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