Essay On Body Image

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According to Finley (2012) “average young woman’s perception of her body is fat”, we live in an era where perfection is the requirement to be accepted by society. An era where body image is so important for anything you do, people judge others by their looks rather than abilities or interests. Our role models are no longer an inspiration because of their ideas or contributions, a role model now days are those who can fit perfectly in body suits or tight dresses. We aspire for thinness and perfection, so, what is this thing that is making today’s youth in our forever quest for beauty? Media has been present since long time ago, they presented the ultimate fashion or the ideal body.
Media advertisement is our new tool to get into the young mind, to obtain something from them “buy this brand and look like the model we have, you will be loved ’’ or “ looking like thin model will give you popularity”. Women have been the more affected by this media shaming phenomenon “Studies indicate many people, especially women, measure their self-worth based on appearance” (Finley, 2012).To understand more about how mass media show a negative effect on our body image, we firstly need to
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M., & Thompson, J. K. ,1996). This issue has been affecting our personal and external view of our body and how this days media represents what a perfect body according to Shelly Hitz is the image that media sells of “perfect body’’ that is thin and flawless (Hitz,Shelly). We are obsessed with a certain image that if we do not fit in this “standard body” we start to feel ugly, according to a survey made by Glamour Health in an average woman “97 percent admitted to having at least one “I hate my body” moment.” (Dreisbach, S,