I think yes. We will allow all kinds of violence in our movies and TV, but sex is still taboo.
Our big hit TV shows are showing humans smashing "human" faces in, but it's cool because they
are just animated coprses. Wanna bet the new Sly Stallone movie will be 10 times more violent than
anything Rambo or Rocky ever did?
And we wonder why ppl are shooting kids and neighbors, as well as family that they are fighting with.
When I was growing up, seeing a kid riding his bike with a .22 rifle wouldn't have been unusual, and
no one would call Homeland Security. The American ppl have changed. Desensitized to violence.
We come to expect it, or we are disappointed.