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"Today, you are almost surprised if the TV show or movie doesn't include the couple in a bedroom scene, or some discussion of their sexual experiences."
                                        - Pam Long, parent of a teenager

For today's youth consuming mass media is a natural part of daily existence. Television, movies, music, and other media influence perceptions of sexuality, gender, and the body. With such important issues at stake, it's crucial to analyze and evaluate the messages being sent, and their artful delivery. To begin, try our introductory lesson.

Topics to Explore: Lessons and activities organized by topic.

Resources: Links, books, and videos for further study.

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T.V. Guide, The O.C.
Media Literacy 101 Using Sex to Sell Talking About Abstinence Reducing Risks Reading Media Be the Judge Producing Media
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