oh 100%. TV especially has a horrific effect on things like that - you grow up watching sitcoms and you think that to get a date you leer at someone in a club and say "How you doin'?" instead of like, being a normal human and getting to know someone and not objectifying a total stranger.
It has a damaging effect on both sexes in regards to how their 'supposed' to behave and what 'works' and it feeds into the 'women like X, men like X' mentality as well. You hear it all the time "Girls love a bad boy" "She's just playing hard to get" "He's just misunderstood" etc.
but it's more than just a dating structure either, it applies to general femininity and masculinity. TV teaches that boys need to 'man up' to get laid, that women don't respond to or care about intelligent men, that being a sensitive bloke is a point of humour or being geeky is demeaning - on the flip side, women get taught that men should be forgiven for all and any mistakes provided they buy something or make some grand gesture, or that the world doesn't really care about you unless your attractive, or that the only role you should fill is mother or whore.
It's horrific on all sides, and gives horrible lessons to all little confused boys and girls. I mean we're hearing all of these harassment stories now, but we're not having any about female predators. Speaking of miss Dunham, she wrote about essentially assaulting her younger sister and sod all happened about it. Women aren't excempt from committing harassment or abusing power - but apparently hollywood hasn't had any of that?
I mean obviously there's more men in power than women in hollywood and in politics, but I struggle to believe that there aren't some stories on the other end that have so far failed to surface, probably because those assaulted (if men) are more afraid to speak up, or if the media itself doesn't take it seriously because some people genuinely don't put assault via a woman on the same level as assault via a man.
Like, we're seeing the light on a lot of horrible stories, but as much as these individuals are definitely in the wrong, their still a symptom of a societal problem that isn't going away, and it's also far from the full picture.