Imagine coming home after a long day of work only to find your television as the last resort of relaxation. The
television is turned on and you start going through each channel, only to find this particular one called Maury in the
KTLA network. This particular show is generally about women who take men in order to prove to them that they are
the father of their child, sometimes in certain circumstances, these women take more than two men. The show tends
to focus in the misfortune of these women, who don't want to be called or labeled as cheaters and liars by the men
who currently hold a relationship with them or maybe they had a relationship in the past prior to the baby being born.
I chose the Maury show and watched it for thirty minutes out of its regular one hour time and found that in this show
and its many episodes throughout the season, that violence is accepted within this norm, not only verbal but non-
verbal as well. The verbal violence from guests and their parties tends to be verbal, however there are cases when
physical harm tends to expose during an episode, not generally however due to the show now having body guards to
prevent harm from happening in the show. Maury who is the host of the show participates and allows us to accept
this type of violence and encourages this violence to go because this show has been going on since 1991.
Violence can have many different meanings and may be described differently among people depending on how
they view or have experienced violence. According to Shane Gomes, he says that, "violence can be described as the
exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intending to effect injuries, destruction, etc" ( Shane
Gomes, Psychology 307 Lecture, September 29, 2010, California State University, Los Angeles).In other words,
violence is defined as a person intentionally trying to harm you. In violence there are...