When I think of media influence, I immediately think of women striving to become thin. There seems to be an obsession with being skinny. Women feel that they need to look better than other women. Guys don't look at girls that have a beer gut. On the other had, if a guy has a beer gut, it really isn't a big deal and they still get attention from women. http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/tcom/faculty/ha/tcom103%20fall%202001/gp6/ When women are waiting in line at the supermarket or wherever, all the magazines that they see and skim through are filled with beautiful thin women. The picture is just an example of a very skinny model that women aim to be like.