Americans are notorious for their acceptance of violence, but their fear of sex in movies and TV. But two recent studies show the impact of both. And as Laci Green shows us, what they found is both interesting and a little concerning.

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Gun Violence Trends in Movies
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/11/06/peds.2013-1600.full.pdf
"This study examines a potential source of the "weapons effect": the presence of guns in ?lms. In just 20 years, gun violence in PG-13 ?lms (age 131) has increased from the level in ?lms rated G/PG to the point where it exceeds the level in R ?lms."

The "Weapons Effect"
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/get-psyched/201301/the-weapons-effect
"Guns not only permit violence, they can stimulate it as well. The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger."

Film gun violence has tripled since 1985 - study
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24903214
"Levels of gun violence have more than tripled since 1985 in films rated as suitable for teenagers, according to a US study."

Exposure to Sexual Content in Popular Movies Predicts Sexual Behavior in Adolescence
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/exposure-to-sexual-content-in-popular-movies-predicts-sexual-behavior-in-adolescence.html
"Intuitively it simply makes sense: exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age probably influences adolescents' sexual behavior."

Ryan Gosling Questions "Patriarchy-Dominant Society"
http://jezebel.com/5694506/ryan-gosling-questions-patriarchy-dominant-society
Ryan Gosling is not just a very attractive man, or a good actor. He is an attractive man who issues statements that include the sentence, "It's misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman's sexual presentation of self."

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How GTA5 Affects Your Brain
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TestTube Wild Card
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-175-the-truth-about-diamonds?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC
Too Much Media Consumption?
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-686-media-consumption
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