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Unformatted text preview: model or a professional baseball player. But it is not fair to blame the media for an individuals decision to try every way possible to be as skinny as the people they see on the TV. Regardless, the media is still in a small way responsible for the way men and women perceive themselves. It is not fair for companies to always use skinny women or muscular men in their ads because it gives the constant message that only those types of people will have the coolest clothes, eat at the coolest restaurants, or use the coolest products. But at the same time, it is important that ever person knows that they do not have to be exactly what the media portrays to be a beautiful person. Even though it sounds incredibly clich, beauty is only skin deep, and starving yourself or developing an eating disorder puts all the emphasis on what is the least important aspect of who someone is....
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- Fall '08