Lately I have noticed that absolute domination of heterosexual relationships in mainstream media. In decided to investigate this further over the last week or so, I exposed myself to dozens upon dozens of commercial television shows to gauge just how accurately the media represented the wider population. And I kid you not, I did not see one single homosexual couple. And there were only a handful of homosexual individual characters, most of whom merely acted as a token.
I don’t think I have to explain this any further. It’s only in the last few years that commercial stations have begun to represent other ethnicities than caucasian which is in itself a very concerning issue. But the fact that it’s 2014 and we are at the height of changing laws in the Western world to accept homosexuality yet don’t represent this in the media is pretty awful.
We live in a world where the media can write B-grade articles on things happening on different planets (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/science/nasas-maven-explorer-spacecraft-arrives-at-mars-to-study-how-the-planets-climate-has-changed/story-fnjwlbuf-1227066651582) yet they can’t represent society realistically and honestly. I think I’ve found a purpose/goal for my future media career.