Do you think the media affects your self-image?
Asked at Free State High School on April 24, 2007
“I guess it does. The media usually affects trends in style and makes people want to look pretty.”
“I do not believe that it affects me, but I think it affects those who choose to go with the trends of fashion and what’s popular so that it affects their perception of me and the people around them.”
“Yes, I’d say the media has an influence on my self-image. You can’t help but be surrounded by images and opinions of how you’re supposed to look.”
“Yes. The media feeds you lies about how you are supposed to look, and it’s hard not to believe in the image that is being manufactured.”
“Yes, but more in terms of fashion than anything else.”
“I think that the media definitely affects people’s self image. I personally try not to pay much attention to it, but honestly I would say that it’s pretty much inescapable.”