HBO fantasy soap opera “Game of Thrones” features a butt-kicking woman- actually several butt-kicking women, but this one is the most prominent-
Women are powerful warriors on TV, right? So they must be powerful warriors in real life! Well, not all, but some! It wouldn’t be faaaaiiiiirrrrrr not to let them be in the infantry!
And gays are all delightful people that love to sing and dance and gossip and wear terrific clothes and your children are perfectly safe around them!
People really believe what they see on TV. TV is more real to them than reality. What they see in their own lives they are trained to regard as anomalous, while the images on TV are responsible representations of reality. People understand that they are to believe what they are told, or they will suffer consequences. Most of the population has internalized this.