IT'S A SEX PANIC!: The Yes Means Yes Show — Did you hear? Young people are doing sex things with their newfangled technology. EVERYBODY FREAK OUT!!!! Jaclyn is joined by Tina Horn, writer, educator and host of Why Are People Into That?! to talk about the latest youth sexting “scandal” to hit the bigtime, the very real perils of moral panic, and the name of [...]
Although moral panics by some subsets of Christianity have rallied against newer forms of entertainment, this is far from a universally held opinion by devout Christians. || Image Source: https://alochemshelelohim.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/truth-about-video-games/
Marilyn Manson and Moral Panic: Marilyn Manson is often negatively represented in the mainstream media as he is perceived as deviant due to his use of style – black clothing and heavy makeup and satanic worshiping song lyrics. Due to this use of style and his appearance, Marilyn Manson was perceived as a threat to wider society’s values, which meant a moral panic occurred.
Moral panics are a key concept when discussing youth subcultures. They can help to understand the process behind how it is we view and understand different events. This theory by Cohen can also be used to identify how and why it is we have certain images of different groups of young people. This pin has been included to illustrate the idea and process of moral panics.