Essay on Media and Body Image

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Looking beautiful and having a thin body has become a norm today, which everyone wants to achieve it today. People are bombarded with amazing beautiful images from watching television, surfing the internet and reading magazines, which forces people emotionally to become like them. People believe today that perfect beauty and thinness is a norm and it is achievable by wearing beautiful clothes, applying makeup and by reshaping the body. Media has taken over people mind by pressurizing them to look like celebrities and one of those images sticking on those beauty and health relates magazines and ads.
Media has made beauty business a huge hype. Showing white faces, selling different kinds of creams and serums, is just making women self
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Media has come out with different kinds of surgeries, which can make people look younger and thinner these days. A person, who wants to look beautiful instantly and wants to get thinner fast, can get help from cosmetic surgeries. People are misguided and fooled by these surgeries which are valuable for some days and then again they are back to square one. Media has made people blind, by showing them images of celebrities and assuring that they can also look like those images by trying out certain things and diets.
Airbrushed photographs have pressurized young people and women to achieve looks like them to be successful in today’s society. Girls today are also convinced that they need to have skinnier bodies to look sexy. Girls then end up having eating problems such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. According to Body Researcher Sarah Murnen, professor of psychology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, “The promotion of the thin, sexy ideal in our culture has created a situation where the majority of girls and women don't like their bodies and body dissatisfaction can lead girls to participate in very unhealthy behaviors to try to control weight.” According to WebMD, “About 30% of girls aged 10 to 14 are dieting, according to a study by the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto” (Hirsch, MD). Dissatisfaction with their bodies has caused many women to strive for the thin ideal. Many researchers have report that women

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