How can pop culture solve social issues

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Discuss the issue you want to bring up.

The first step is to decide what you want to discuss. It can be anything—a social issue, a political issue, a legal issue, or even religious or scientific. The next step is ensuring your audience hasn’t already been exposed to the information. If they have been told already, then don’t try and do it again; instead, talk about why it’s essential and how pop culture can help solve these problems in a fun way!

Once everyone knows what they need to know about your topic, it’s time for them (and you) to head out into the world together and find some exciting things, so we’ll have something interesting for all of us when we get back tonight!

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List some examples that show how pop culture has addressed the issue.

Here are some examples of pop culture that have addressed the issue of bullying:

Has pop culture ever created a social issue?

Pop culture can create a social issue out of thin air. That’s right—pop culture can address problems that haven’t yet existed or have been overlooked for decades.

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For example, in the 1980s and 1990s, there was a lot of negative press about children being left home alone with their parents (who were often drunk). The media depicted these scenarios as dangerous, but no study demonstrated this was true. However, researchers did find that many parents had poor parenting skills and were not responsible enough to care for their children properly while they were away from home; they also found that many parents didn’t know how to talk with each other about the issue because they didn’t know how difficult it would be for someone else’s child who might need help at any moment during those hours away from Mommy & Daddy (and sometimes even when they aren’t).

Pop culture can solve social issues.

Pop culture can help solve social issues.

Pop culture is a powerful medium for social change. It can influence and impact millions of people’s behavior, attitudes, and beliefs in one way or another.

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A quick and dirty Google search of the title above will bring up several articles that espouse the same thesis:

This is how engagement in pop culture can lead to social change.

I’m sorry, but I don’t buy it. At best, some pop culture might help us understand what it’s like to be on the other side of discrimination and oppression, but no matter how well done a show or movie is or how much emotion is poured into it, that doesn’t translate into a solution. It might inform someone about where activism begins, which is always good news for those who want to get more involved in their communities.

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The first mistake we make when determining whether pop culture can help solve social issues is accepting that it can. The second mistake we make is thinking all pop culture can do so at once as if all creators are equally qualified to be social activists. Pop culture is meant to solve only some problems in our society, so don’t expect all television shows and movies created by the entertainment industry will come with a message attached about would-be world peace and justice for all beings deserving of compassion. Most shows and films made by artists are intended for entertainment, so why do we assume they’re also meant to educate? A discussion can only be had once there’s a common ground between the two sides: knowledge vs. entertainment. After you’ve established this point on the table (and if you haven’t already), you’ve got somewhere worth discussing with your friends at happy hour or over dinner. In my experience, though (and from talking to many people who have been involved with politics of late), pop cultural representations aren’t an effective way for people who care about injustice issues to discuss them with others who may not consider themselves activists first hand because they have different interests than them: they go out of their way not only because they enjoy

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