Mental health during the pandemic

There has been a staggering increase in the amount of people dealing with mental health issues from all age groups and backgrounds, and the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions in society have only exacerbated that issue.

According to the recent stats the suicide the UK mental health charity Sane reported that during the pandemic lockdown they received a 200% increase in calls. Before the pandemic suicide was the most common cause of death for men between the ages of 20-49. Statistics show that women/girls are 3x more likely to attempt suicide than men, however, when they commit suicide, they tend to use less lethal methods such as drug/medicine overdose where as men tend to use more lethal methods such as hanging, gun, and weapons etc. According to surveys and popular charity and helpline common issues which cause men mental health issues are job loss, loneliness, addiction and family/relationships. Studies show the main contributor to the declining male mental health is because of societies pressure and standards of masculinity which encourages men to have a lack of expression when it comes to emotion, and pressures them into believing the ideal life of a man includes a family, woman and financial stability those who have otherwise feel that they have failed in life.

Studies also show that women are more likely to have eating disorders and self-harm. Cases of self-harming between young women ages 15-19 are the highest, but the highest increase in cases of self-harming was from girls between 10-14. The main reason for the high amount of eating disorders in women/girls is because of society’s expectations of female beauty. Most women felt their feelings of insecurity were exacerbated by the promotion/increase of social media models. Eating disorders are also often used as a way to establish control.

As the cases of coronavirus increased there was a mounting amount of pressure placed onto NHS workers. This led to a growing concern for their mental health as people worried that depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress could have a great toll on the workers and their ability to work efficiently. Almost half of nurses, doctors and other essential workers reported having symptoms of PTSD, depression or anxiety, and around 46% said their mental health had worsened. A study reported that it was likely around 40% of essential workers had probable PTSD, which is higher than the rates for military veterans. In order to tackle this problem and support key workers England added 40 hubs across the country which provided workers with psychologist, therapists and other professionals. This strategy was previously used to help workers when dealing with Manchester arena attack in 2017, and it was very successful.

Many people argued that the mental health services supply was not sufficient with its need. The department of health and social care disputed this by saying that “we’ve provided the largest funding in NHS history with an additional 2.3bn a year by 2023/24 to transform mental health services for all.” Maybe they’re doing the best they can, but they can’t keep up with the demand.

Transgender athletes

After winning the US presidency, as Biden’s first executive order to stop discrimination in female sports he signs a bill which allows transgender people/women to compete in any biological sport. This caused a lot of outrage amongst the public, in particular female athletes as they felt like trans women could hijack their sport and eventually replace them and their possibility of achieving their athletic goals.

In order for transgender athletes to participate in sports they have to have hormone therapy for at least 12 months prior to their competition of a 10 Nano moles per litre. This should also be backed up by specialist evaluations that prove their testosterone levels is no threat to their biological/female competitors natural or unnatural. But they don’t require transgender people to have done gender reassignment surgery, which means changing their genitals to appear more as the gender they’re identified as. They’re only required to have gone through hormone therapy. However, recent studies show that transgender female athletes still have an athletic advantage even a year after hormone therapy.

This topic has been the cause of many heated discussions on both sides. Most arguing that the physical advantage biological men have over biological women is undeniable, and that it makes them superior in physical sports so therefore it is unfair for them to participate amongst or against biological women.

Studies show that biological men are naturally longer, taller, and have a higher muscle mass even minuscule differences such as the size of the heart. Men naturally have larger hearts than women, which means their endurance is better as they can pump blood through their body more efficiently. Biological men also have a smaller pelvis than a woman so that would give them a slight advantage in cycling.

In 2018 this topic was put to the forefront when two teenage trans athletes Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood dominated in high school track and field championships in Connecticut taking 1st and 2nd place. Other students and parents objected towards it calling men competing as biological women “cheating” and “Insane”. This, however, isn’t the first time that a trans athlete has dominated in female sports.

In 2014 transgender female athlete Fallon Fox, who was an MMA fighter fought against her biological female competitor Tamikka Brents. The fight lasted a little over two minutes because the referee was forced to halt the contest after Fallon fox brutally defeated her opponent by fracturing her skull, as a result Tamikka had to receive several staples to her head and also had a concussion.

Mack Briggs wrestling, a transgender Male teen (biological female who identifies as male) won the Texas regional championship after his opponent refused to participate. In order to transition to appear male Mack must take testosterone regularly. In all sports testosterone is considered a supplement and is banned, as they can increase your muscle strength, mass, density and overall athletic performance. So, this case stirs up some contradiction.

This, along with many others, such as Hannah Mooney (Handball), Mark Gregory (Powerlifting) and Rachel McKinnon (Cycling) etc. As of recently there has been some push back, which subsequently led to 26 states considering imposing a bill to ban trans students from competing in women’s sports. Mississippi has already signed a bill into law, and South Dakota is close to following.

Desensitization and the affcts of porn.


 
From a very young age, we all remember watching TV and seeing an extreme amount of violence, fighting and discussions of extreme topics like depression and suicide even on children’s shows like Sponge Bob Square pants. We only notice the affects when we are older. There is desensitisation in all aspects of life and even in our hobbies, it’s common knowledge that when we constantly do something after a while it no longer has the same Affect or gratification that it had to begin with therefore, we have to get a new toy, implement change or increase difficulty in order so we don’t lose interest or get bored.
Most popular porn today is very violent and one sided as it mostly focuses on the sexual gratification of the male partner, and often places the female actress in very extreme or uncomfortable positions and scenarios. There is nothing inherently wrong with being emotionally stimulated by provocative images and videos, but as technology advances, it’s becoming increasingly hard for society to shield it from vulnerable eyes such as children.
In 2019 a group five mothers who were disgusted by the porn industry decided to make their own porn film. They took part in a channel 4 TV show called “mums make porn”, one of the mothers who participated in the show was so disgusted by a category called rape porn that she quit the show. A recent study found that 64% of young people between the ages of 13-24 are watching porn. According to the children’s charity NSPCC, in one year more than half of online sex crimes that involve child took place on Facebook owned apps.


Recently popular porn site Pornhub had to remove over 40% of their content from unverified users due to claims of human trafficking and child pornography plaguing the website. In 2009 a young girl just 14 years old called rose Kalemba was abducted and raped for 12 hours by a group of men. The men filmed her assault and posted it onto the popular site Pornhub, during her assault, they showed her dozens of other videos of women then had assaulted too. Months later, on Myspace a link was shared by several people from her school which showcased her assault and the main site was Pornhub. One video even had over 400 thousand views horrified, Rose sent Pornhub multiple emails where she pleaded with them to remove the videos, by this time most of her school had already seen the videos and as a result, she was bullied, she also hid it from his parents as most of them already didn’t believe she was assaulted. She received no replies from Pornhub and the videos remained on their site, but after sending a new email posing as a lawyer and threatening legal action, they finally removed the video. As a result of the various claims Pornhub introduced a removal system for non-consensual content, however illegal content still persists on the website. In 2019 after detailing her assault and story on social media dozens of men and women came forward saying that their assault videos were on Pornhub too.


Another story about a 15-year-old who went missing and was later spotted by one of her classmates on Pornhub, 58 videos of child abuse. The perpetrator from Florida was found and convicted, however this is just the tip of the iceberg of many cases and so many more that haven’t even reported. Pornhub is a site that allows the public to showcase their videos, 6.8 million new videos are posted to the site every year but are they implementing the necessary measures to safe guard their content. Pornhub consistently fails to remove videos after receiving a multitude of claims about its illegality, even though they pride themselves on being a moral company that donates to various different causes and social issues regularly.


It’s understandable that because of the increasing access to internet porn and violence that parents and teachers are having to give children more accurate and responsible information early on, but to this extent it could be counterproductive. Recently in Birmingham in a majority Muslim area, parents were outraged to hear about a new school curriculum in their children’s schools which praised homosexuality. What amplified the incident was the fact that the school failed to notify and get the parents’ permission about the new school curriculum. Many parents said that their children came home asking questions about homosexuality and transgender-ism. The main problem though was the school teacher’s relation to LGBT and Islam. They did not like how they presented the LGBT as something that was acceptable in Islam. Before society would have never allowed a child dragging, this is another example of how our society is slowly accepting more and more different practices. The same logic can be used for sexuality, example non binary and homosexuality etc., slowly society’s standards start to decrease and people’s acceptance increases. Today there are multiple shows and documentaries even on Netflix that talk about children’s sexuality and identity.
Psychologists and specialist are continuously realising studies that showcase the effect of porn especially towards children. It’s proven that watching porn can lower men’s relationship satisfaction, and for women can reduce their intimacy, feed self-objectification, body shame, and make them more susceptible to coercion or participation in sexual acts. For children it can normalise abuse, and more shockingly due to the susceptibility and naivety of a child’s brain increases the chances of child-on-child molestation as they’re likely imitate what they view. It’s undoubtable that more needs to be installed within schools and society to protect children.

The post review

The post is a film that heavily covers the topics feminism and women in the working industry. These themes are portrayed through the life of the character Katharine Graham, who struggles to cope with the scrutiny and high demands of being a women in such a powerful and stressful position, a position by the way she was only able to gain due to the death of her husband. Very early on in the film Katharine is portrayed to be a very insecure character, as she repeatedly tries to revise and perfect her lines for a meeting about her company. The audience finds of that the company is in fact struggling, and Katharine is being pressured by other colleagues to open up her business to other people. There is an obvious awkwardness when Katharine attends the meeting with the other men, as she feels some what inferior to them. This could however be due to multiple reasons. Was she insecure because she is a woman? or because she was given her position by default.

 

 

Overall conclusion

As a result of all my writing on the topics Feminism, Desensitisation of society, Political correctness, beauty standards, R kelly documentary and the vegan community I have decided that the topics I prefer the most is Feminism, Desensitisation of society, political correctness and beauty standards. Feminism has always been a topic that has fascinated me the most. When addressing the topic of feminism and the aspects of it that I am going to talk about, which is Third wave feminism, promiscuity and the affects it has had on men, women and society. I found the the actions that many feminists have is very contradictory to their original purpose which is for the equality of the the sexes. But I also intend to not only give the public/students opinion but mine also as I would maybe give a more in depth opinion. If I were to base my final major project on Desensitisation of society, I will have a more in depth view on the affects on the youth as I am also the youth. The topic itself is not as broad as my other topics and I do not know the scientific psychological effects of viewing violent or pornographic material, so my documentary is going to be based more on how google and media perpetuates the distribution of this bad material and the social effects it has on people/youth. If I was to base my final major project on Political correctness, I would be able to discuss a topic and add a more unique perspective to it that others may not, When doing my research I want to find out more about how political correctness is very hypocritical to different groups of people for example, allows people from the LGBT or black lives matter group to say comments that I would not allow for example white people to say and give specific examples of this. This would be a harder topic to get personal evidence of unless I was to attend political events, unfortunately there are no events going on in the time span I have available, so instead I would have to use a lot of footage from the internet. If I was to base my project on beauty standards, I would address the affects of beauty standards on men and women and how society and the media has contributed to the distribution or unhealthy beauty standards, I am going to find and use factual statistics in my documentary and have shots from students saying their personal opinion on the topic, and how it has affected them personally. Although I do think that beauty standards overall can have negative affects on people, and we should have more inclusivity when it comes to gender, race, height and size to an extent. I also think that we should accept that peoples appeal to more attractive people is just something that is more biologically natural and cant be changed. I think people should just try to be as physically appealing as they can etc. If I was basing my project on the R kelly documentary, I would do a review on the documentary as well as my own extra research and opinion on the artist and case. If I was basing my project on the vegan community, I would write about the growth and decline in the veganism community and how it has been used by many people as a way to profit rather then to then encourage the ethical/positive purpose of it. I will also talk about the negative and positive affects on health while on the vegan diet etc. If I based my project on black people in western society, I would ask the public their opinions of racism and treatment of different races, to find out whether or not people think there is still a big problem with racism in the world.

I am going to conduct interviews on teachers and other students on the topics Feminism, Desensitisation of society, Political correctness and beauty standards. based on those results I will decide which two topics to research about further.

Idea 6 ; Vegan community

The vegan community has been the focus of discussion recently due to the overwhelming amount of popular vegan You Tubers and influencers who have decided to discontinue the diet.

Veganism statistics ;

  • Demand for meat-free food increased by 987% in 2017 and going vegan was predicted to be the biggest food trend in 2018.
  • Vegan trend quadrupled in the 5 years between 2012 and 2017, according to Google search. It now gets almost 3 times more interest than vegetarian and gluten free searches
  • If the world went vegan, it could save 8 million human lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion.
  • Waterstones have 2,058 book titles with the word ‘vegan’ in them available for sale (as of January 2019), compared to 994 in August 2018.
  • ‘Vegan desserts’ pins saved were up by 329% while ‘plant proteins’ went up by 417% on Pinterest in 2017.
  • Dairy cows have been modified to produce up to 10 times more milk than they would naturally.
  • Male calves are of no use to the dairy industry and generally less suitable for beef production. This means that every year around 90,000 male dairy calves are shot soon after birth and discarded as a by-product.
  • Domesticated cows have an average lifespan of 20 years, but on dairy farms they are killed after 5-6 years on average.
  • 30% of UK dairy cows have mastitis, a bacterial infection of the udder.
  • Every year in the UK we slaughter around 950 million birds for food consumption, including chickens, ducks and turkeys.
  • 90% of chicken production in the UK is in intensive windowless sheds which house 20,000-50,000 chickens each.
  • 51% of eggs produced come from chickens in battery cages.
  • 40 million day-old male chicks are killed in the UK by either being gassed or being thrown into a macerator – this practice occurs in all egg farming systems, including organic.
  • Beak trimming is the permanent removal of part of the beak of a bird at a young age. This is standard industry practice in the UK despite being illegal in many European countries due to the pain it inflicts.
  • A free-range egg farmer can legally house 16,000 birds in one building, meaning that they can house 9 birds per square metre of space. This means that many free-range hens live out their entire lives in an overcrowded indoor farming unit.
  • We kill between 1 and 2.8 trillion fish every year. This is 143-400x the amount of the entire human population.
  • 308,000 cetaceans are unintentionally drowned each year after becoming entangled in fishing equipment.
  • Farmed salmon has 10x the amount of cancer-causing organic pollutants than wild salmon.
  • Sharks kill 12 people per year. People kill 11,414 sharks per hour.
  • Around 1.4 million sheep and goats are killed without being stunned each year in the UK using halal practices. Many people in the UK oppose this form of slaughter, yet purchase halal meat unknowingly, since it is sold in most major outlets, including supermarkets and takeaways, without always being labelled as halal.
  • Every year around 4 million newborn lambs die within a few days of birth, mainly because of malnutrition, disease or exposure to cold weather.
  • There are several different mutilations carried out on lambs. The males are castrated using elastration, a technique that involves a thick rubber band being placed around the base of the infant’s scrotum, obstructing the blood supply and causing atrophy. This method causes severe pain to the lambs who are provided no pain relief during the process. Lambs also have their tails docked using the same method
  • In 2018, the UK launched more vegan products than any nation.
  • 1 in 3 people regularly buy plant based milks.
  • 1 in 3 Brits have stopped or reduced their meat consumption.
  • Those eating meat spend a whopping £645 extra a year on food, compared to those on a meat-free diet.
  • A staggering 92% of plant-based meals consumed in the UK in 2018 were eaten by non-vegans.
  • The number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2018. There were 600,000 vegans in Great Britain in 2018, or 1.16% of the population; 276,000 (0.46%) in 2016; and 150,000 (0.25%) in 2014. Sources: Ipsos Mori survey, commissioned by The Vegan Society, 2018, and The Food & You surveys, organised by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the National Centre for Social Science Research (Natcen).
  • The sign-ups for the Veganuary campaign – where people eat vegan for the month of January – nearly doubled in 2019, with a whopping 250,000 people signing up. In comparison, there were 168,500 participants in 2018; 59,500 in 2017; 23,000 in 2016; 12,800 in 2015; and 3,300 in 2014.
  • More than a quarter of all evening meals in the UK are vegan or vegetarian.
  • 80% people have friends or family who are vegan, 84% have eaten a vegan meal and 90% thought it’s easier to eat vegan today compared with 10 years ago, demonstrating the increased social presence of veganism in contemporary UK life.
  • Bristol was the most popular British city for veganism in 2018, according to Google Trends, followed by the Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
  • Almost half (42%) of UK vegans made the change in 2018, which shows veganism has been growing exponentially.
  • Over half (56%) of Brits adopt vegan buying behaviours such as buying vegan products and checking if their toiletries are cruelty-free. 50% of Brits said they know someone who is vegan. 1 in 5 Brits (19%) would consider going vegan. Source: Research carried out by Opinion Matters for The Vegan Society between 14 and 16 July 2017 involving a sample of 2,011 UK adults
  • Over a quarter (28%) of meat-eating Brits have reduced or limited their meat consumption in the six months to August 2017.
  • 35% of British consumers say they make a point of regularly having meat-free days (e.g. meat-free Mondays). 31% of British consumers say they have cut back on red meat in the last 12 months for health reasons. 25% of British consumers say that concerns about the environment have caused them to cut back on the amount of red meat they eat. Source: Unprocessed Poultry and Red Meat – UK, November 2016
  • Scotland: Demand for vegan haggis at Tesco in Scotland skyrocketed by 120% in 2018.
  • Scotland: There are now over 100 vegan businesses in Scotland, up from just a handful in 2012-13.
  • World Health Organisation’s first step to healthy eating is: “Eat a nutritious diet based on a variety of foods originating mainly from plants, rather than animals”.
  • A global move to a vegan diet would avert 8.1 million premature deaths per year.
  • The World Health Organisation report in November 2015 ranked processed meat ranked as a group 1 carcinogen (the same category as cigarettes, alcohol and asbestos). Eating just 50g per day (two rashers of bacon) increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. It also classified red meat as a group 2A carcinogen.
  • Vegan diets have been linked to a 35% lower risk of prostate cancer.
  • High blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, is less common among vegans.
  • Body mass index and cholesterol levels are lower among vegans.
  • Those who eat seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day have a 33% reduced risk of premature death compared with people who eat less than one portion.

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In 2016 the amount of people following a vegan diet began to peak, as many social media influencers and YouTubers began promoting the diet and mentioning how it has many benefits towards their health and appearance. Many of the benefits mentioned repeatedly by people online was an improvement in the appearance of their skin (clearness), also that they have lost a good amount of weight etc. This immediately stood out to me as most of the YouTubers claimed they were vegans for environmental reasons however it appeared their main intention for changing their diet to vegan was because of external(vain) reason. Veganism is an ethical lifestyle with the main purpose to liberate animals and cause the least amount of harm to animals and the environment. The fact that they are vegan is good because they are participating in the diet however they are not presenting the important values of the lifestyle. In 2018 suddenly a wave of vegan YouTubers such as Rawvana, Raw alignment, Bonny Rebecca, Vegetable police etc began quitting the diet . Between all of these Vegan YouTubers there was a common theme, malnutrition and digestive issues. Many of them said they were having to much fiber in their diet which was resulted in their digestion issues. Food with high amounts of fiber are Fruits,Vegetables, Beans, Legumes , breads, grains and nuts. Its not surprising that many of these YouTubers have a diet that consists on these food groups solely, Its a common fact when having a vegan diet that you have to eat a lot more as the food you can eat is quite low in calories. These YouTubers eat big amounts of foods everyday but somehow they continue to appear underweight, because they do not have a balanced diet and have enough of the nutrients they need for their bodies. On the other hand if you were to have a full diet with solely these food groups, they are more likely to have digestive issues because you are eating an excess amount of these food that contain fiber and give themselves fiber over loud. So there is either two scenarios that are very common in the vegan community, either malnutrition or digestive issues both of which are very bad for your health. When Ex vegans come out they are immediately bombarded with a wave of hate, And accused of not following the vegan diet well or they say other factors of their lives are the cause of their deterioration in health. I find this extremely toxic because they are further pushing away people who were once apart of their group, or others who may want to be apart of the group. I wont say they are completely wrong though as I have witnessed many vegan influencers taking part in extreme temporary diets such as, water fasting or restricting especially when they do not have to. I have noticed many vegans have a similar attitude towards meat eaters/animal product users as well, they have phrases for them such as carnist, rapist etc. I understand many vegans act out aggressively sometimes because they are very emotional and passionate about their cause. But if they are a group which needs participants to thrive they may want to find another strategy that is more peaceful and kind to encourage people to join their group. Obviously with every extreme movement their is also a counterpart/movement. To combat the vegan movement a new group of people called Raw meat eaters have come out. Their purpose being the encourage the consumption of animal products but in a more ethical way, many of them disagree with the farming system and would prefer if people use local farms. They also think the reason why many people have health issues related to eggs and meat is because the process used in larger farms to get meat is not sanitary and they inject the animals with unhealthy chemicals. A lot of vegans take veganism very seriously so seriously that by attending protest and talks that is how they financially support themselves. Vegans such as “That vegan Couple”, regularly make public presentations where they have other people standing in circles, holding tablets which showcase the standard practices in farms etc involving the dairy, meat, fur and animal testing industry. they also wear masks to hide their faces to make the presentation more dramatic and that vegan couple will explain whats going on to on goers and try to encourage them to switch to veganism. In a lot of her videos I think she has very poor skills when talking to the public, because she comes across as very over bearing and quite aggressive which could make the people she is talking to uncomfortable, but she makes very valid points and sometimes is able to get people to at least try the diet. Overall I think that the veganism movement is good because it will help the environment and animals although I do think they need to change their methods and have more of a middle ground with other people.

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Desensitisation of society extra research

China car crash (Little girl run over) ;

This was the first incident I saw were the topic of desensitisation became more obvious. The video is set in China, it consists of a little girl getting run over by a car twice while being ignored by the public. Whats more shocking not just the running over itself as the driver should have been able to clearly see the young child before he run over as he was at a very good distance from her and moving at a slow pace before the incident happened, But the reactions from the public. Eighteen people passed the child before someone decided to help. When I first saw the video myself I found it very shocking but also not surprising as I know that China places very little value on other human life, this is mostly as a result of the very high population of Chinese. China has the highest population in the world  of 1.386 billion.  As a result in 2013 the government implemented a one child law, which went quite catastrophically as many Chinese people  who had children that they were unhappy with for their gender or look, or that were unwanted/unplanned would end up being abandoned.  Leading to a staggering amount of Chinese orphans, they later changed the law to children however the population of China and the world alone continues to increase. Another reason many Chinese people tend to be unsympathetic or unwilling to help is because of money, they do not want to have to be responsible for another persons  hospital bills therefore would rather ignore the individual and watch them die. This attitude is very common amongst Chinese people especially towards foreigners. The Young girl was taken to hospital but unfortunately died a couple days later the perpetrator is also facing charges. This video is a very clear example of Desensitisation as people have lost a lot of their ability to sympathise with another persons suffering especially when it has no benefit to them. Furthermore the nonchalant walk past the suffering/bleeding child displayed by the on goers is shocking, Its almost as if they have seen a similar sight before this.

Girl being stripped in house for weed ; 

This video is set in America, It consists of some young adults holding a girl hostage, beating, stripping and degrading her. In this video we are made aware that criminals in the video are supposed to be the girls friend, This is before one of the perpetrators begins beating her and forcing her to take of her clothes. The most shocking part of this video, and why it is a clear example of desensitisation was because while commit a clear criminal act many of the young people in the video also felt it appropriate and comfortable enough to record the incident. This fact is important to me because in my generation, were all grew up with social media and see it as an essential part of our lives to the point we use it when we are behaving in our worst. Their are either two scenarios that can be used to example this act, one, the people in the video took the video because they were using it as a way to shame the victim and embarrass her. Second, they know that their is a clear demand for this type of content that many people online especially people their age would be very enthusiast to watch, because it is seen by many as entertainment, either scenario is not good and proves how our society is developing very little care and sympathy to others, even people who we would have considered our friends. As we consistently watch videos about the suffering of ours casually. The main question in the end is that is incidences similar to this a regular occurrence. The answer is yes on social media there is a countless amount of videos taken by the public or groups of people were the showcase is the suffering of another, and many of these videos have millions and millions of views. The public’s interest in this type of content is not surprising as our normalised culture and entertainment focuses somewhat on watching people do difficult tasks. Example many people pay to watch professionals participate in sports like Boxing, Wrestling, Cage fighting, Football, Martial arts rugby many more were people tackle or beat each other up aggressively. Furthermore many young people in my generation live lifestyles that consists of mostly pleasure, were their is a lot of drugs and sex which is advertised and promoted a lot on media.

Logan Paul (Suicide forest) ;

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This video is set in Japan, its from the famous American You Tuber Logan Paul who has over 19 million view. Who on December the 31st of 2017 decided to visit Japan infamous ‘Aokigahara” which is well known for having a staggering amount of suicides take place their. During the original video the YouTube celebrity is seen with some of his friends laughing and joking about the shocking sight and appearance of the dead body. After over 6 millions views and receiving a ton of criticism and backlash the You Tuber decided to delete the video, Mainly also because the majority of his audience is very young children. What I found shocking about this video was the fact that it was not YouTube that removed the video, it was Logan Paul himself. YouTube preaches on and on about how they are going to lengths to censor inappropriate content, time and time again smaller You Tubers immediately have their videos removed when they even have the slight bit of inappropriate language or nudity. The fact that a very large YouTube was able to get a way with it should not be ignored especially when the affects can be greater. A larger YouTube who is able to reach a wider amount of people especially children should be monitored very closely. This is an example of desensitisation because although Logan Paul did receive a lot of feedback the vast majority of his followers and some other people continued to justify his actions or support him. I do not think he should be blasted to the ends of the earth although his actions definitely are not justifiable. If some of social media and the public is willing to accept this then its shows that we have lost some sense of our logic and sympathy towards the suffering of ours rather then the perpetrators. I think in the future we can expect to see more and more inappropriate content on social media and acceptance towards it.

Mosque attack ;

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The live streaming of violent events by perpetrators is something that has always fascinated me. The impulse that hits people to want to film themselves committing violent attacks to themselves or others all the while knowing that it is illegal is very interesting. This incident in particular on the 15 march 2019, took place in New Zealand’s Christchurch mosque, and resulted in the deaths of 50 people and also 50 injured. The man we committed the act was a 28 years old Australian White Supremacists, and apparently planned the attack 2 years before he committed it, not only that he wrote a very long essay stating his reasons for the attack and his beliefs. The video was a very long video, within it the perpetrator showed his face and himself entering one of the mosques and shooting all the people he came in close proximity with multiple times. I think most of the people who commit these acts do not feel valued or have very unsatisfying everyday lives, so they use these extreme violent attacks and live stream them as a way to get attention. Unfortunately months from now people will only remember the perpetrator rather then the victims.

This video was set in America it shows a group of young people first fighting one another, later it leads to a group of people being run over. This is an example of desensitisation because it is an extremely violent incident. Its interesting how many people suddenly feel this urge to commit violence when behind a much more powerful weapon. There a multiple videos similar to this of other people being run over, while in fights or protests etc.

Documentary styles ; 

Direct: A traditional way of presenting information usually using a voice over to explain to the audience directly what’s being shown onscreen. Wildlife documentaries are normally shot this way. This style is not the most creative way of shooting a documentary, but it’s a simple and effective way of presenting information to an audience. I am going to use a direct documentary style for my documentary, because it is more do able for me at the moments. For the type of topic I am going do it. Its very unlikely with my lifestyle that I will be involved or witness an incident of violence to video. So it is much easier for me to use footage from YouTube with an audio and music in the background.

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Date ; 13/04/19

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