How have you let the media affect your standards for beauty?

Images and ideals set forth by media outlets are known for setting the standards for many things; beauty and appearance being one of them. Have you let them break you down?

published on March 10, 20147 responses 0

What do you think beauty should be defined as?

What you look like on the outside and how attractive you are.
What you think, your ideas and morals.
A mixture of the two.

Do you think that media produced images where photoshop is used can be misleading?

Not really.
Yes.
No; the person in the picture needed it.

Do you agree that a person's looks should "match up" with the people that they date?

No; why should this matter?
Yes; you should be at the same attractiveness level as your significant other.

Do you think that there are pressures put on young adults to live up to a certain standard of beauty?

Yes.
No.

Would you agree that a typical standard of beauty for women is being thin and toned?

Yes.
I don't think so.
No.

According to images and ideals shown by media sources, people are expected to be...

What celebrities and models look like.
I don't know.
Themselves.

Have you recently talked in a negative way about someone you know or someone you saw in passing, regarding their appearance?

Yes.
Of course not! (Well maybe once or twice...)
No; why I would waste my time?

Have you ever harmed yourself or had thoughts about harming yourself because of the way you looked?

No.
Yes.

Do you read tabloid magazines and watch reality television?

No, I have better things to do with my time.
Occasionally, but I don't take them seriously.
Yes! That's all I ever read and watch.

Do the people you are surrounded by on a daily basis (family, friends, co-workers) talk negatively about celebrities or people they know regarding their appearance?

Yes.
No.

Do you think that these pressures (if any) cause young adults to think negatively about themselves and others?

Yes.
I don't necessarily think so.
No.

Have you ever dieted because you haven't felt comfortable with your body?

Yes.
No.