Dating issues for teenagers

16-Apr-2020 13:58

The effect that our society has on young adolescents is a profound and dangerous one.Our culture is filled with endless outlets of expression, advertising, and persuasion, many of which are used without any thoughts as to the moral consequences they bear.Often coming from “La mujer […] Youth of all shapes and forms have voices that carry truth and passion. It gets buried in single story stereotypes and societal norms that tells us power comes with age or in the form of a white male. In addition to the biological changes of puberty, they experience cognitive changes that allow them to think more abstractly. And as they seek greater independence, they often come into conflict with parents.

Machismo is a predominant “traditional” belief in Latinx communities that women are inferior to men.The media is often a source of anxiety for young teenagers not only because of the confusing and often contradicting messages it sends but also because of how deeply ingrained it has become in every aspect of our lives.Teenagers are constantly inundated with messages from various groups, each with their own agenda (almost always an aim to sell), and few that have a young teens best interests at heart.Social networking sites have become preferred outlets for interaction and remove any subtlety or relevance messages contain leaving teens confused about the ideas and images their being show.Casual flirting can transfer across cyberspace as harassment and, even worse, harassment may not seem as serious or severe when experience through a computer screen.

Machismo is a predominant “traditional” belief in Latinx communities that women are inferior to men.

The media is often a source of anxiety for young teenagers not only because of the confusing and often contradicting messages it sends but also because of how deeply ingrained it has become in every aspect of our lives.

Teenagers are constantly inundated with messages from various groups, each with their own agenda (almost always an aim to sell), and few that have a young teens best interests at heart.

Social networking sites have become preferred outlets for interaction and remove any subtlety or relevance messages contain leaving teens confused about the ideas and images their being show.

Casual flirting can transfer across cyberspace as harassment and, even worse, harassment may not seem as serious or severe when experience through a computer screen.

A few days ago, as an American friend of mine was telling me all about her new boyfriend and how he had asked her out with flowers, I realized how different courtship and dating is for teens in France and the US. Americans go on formal dates; we keep things secret. The word “date” has no equivalent in French, and it’s simply because we don’t go on them.