So today I interviewed Sophie. Sophie is a very bright 11 year old about to enter 6th grade. I sat down with her for almost an hour at her house and this is basically what we did...
What is the media?
lets watch some clips of advertisements of women from magazines
how did the women in those images look?
do you read a lot of magazines?
do you watch a lot of TV?
lets draw a picture of what the way that you think the media makes women look
what did you draw and why did you draw those things?
do you think that those images effect you?
what do you do in your spare time?
do you play any sports?
What school do you go to?
can you show me a magazine that you like?
do you think that other people have problems because of what they see in the media?
do you think that the way women are portrayed in the media is a problem?
you you think its a problem for girls who try to be and look like the people they see on television or in magazines?
what kind of clothes do you like?
where do you buy most of your clothes?
do you look in magazines for tips on what to wear?
do you think at school you or other girls care alot about what they wear?
do you wear makeup?
Lets draw a picture of what you think is beautiful
why do you think certain things are beautiful and other things arn't?
how much TV do you watch everyday?
how much time do you spend on the computer?
what is your favorite movie?
do you think they way that you feel is going to change when you get older?
do you ever try to make yourself the way you see in the media?
Here are the pictures she drew for the drawing parts: