Look for alternative media. Avoid TV, movies, and magazines that promote stereotypes and outdated gender roles. Seek out unconventional role models and talk about people from media and real life who have different body types and say why you find them beautiful (for example, they're kind or wise).
Social media essentially amplifies typical schoolyard behaviour and takes it to a global stage. There's a certain habit many have of ignoring the brainmouth filter, especially on microblogging or other more instantaneous sites like Twitter, which means that prejudices are seen and perpetuated far more rapidly than otherwise possible.
2 thoughts on Portrayal of LGBT in the Media Eric Tschantz February 5, 2013 at 12: 15 pm. The media obviously plays a huge role in every civic issue. What I find to be substantial are the issues that are so long lasting that they end up in the popular television shows and sitcoms.