#MeToo, Mommy : cultural reproduction through parental mediation of sexual knowledge and media consumption
Jacqueline L. Greisen
May 8, 2019
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As media pervades modern culture and everyday lives, children have more access to sources of information that are less mediated by parents and guardians. At home, with friends, or at school, kids access information beyond parental mediation. This trend let to this research surrounding children’s access to potent political topics as well as parental discourse about these issues. In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, I examine how parents navigate and mediate their children’s consumption of media, how they reconsider their own childhood media consumption, and how family life in white, middle class families has been affected by #MeToo since its height in October of 2017. Ultimately, this research investigates how sexual knowledge is communicated within families amidst a changing socio-political context in the United States, and its implications on generations to come.