The picture of the article above, Look What They Done to My Brain, Ma, is from the Saint Martin's archives and it is from the 1971 student newspaper The Guardian. The article talks about how media was shaping our tastes, desires, and ideas because we were being fed this misleading information everyday since a young age. This article also talks about how media tricks us into thinking that if we buy the product they are selling or live the lifestyle that they show, we will be happy and be popular. It provides a sense of knowledge that we can change into something at any time. As the article states, "And this power of control should cease from raping our minds."
I personally believe that even though this was written in 1971, it still hold its truth today; maybe even more so because of the internet and social media apps on our phone that we constantly find ourselves perusing through. We are fed images of age defying products to make us look younger, new diet and exercise fads, and stereotypes that label people who are different than us but that is only few things that the media does to us.
Do you believe that this article could be applied to today's times?