Picture Perfect An adolescent teen looks in the mirror and analyzes her body. Although other people see her as a beautiful young woman, she sees a completely different picture. She thinks she is too fat, too short, that she has a weird chin, and her cheeks are not high enough. Is it normal for a pre-teen to think these things? She wants to alter her appearance to look more like the super models she sees in magazines; however, she will never look like those women on her own. She considers plastic surgery, but is this morally correct? Plastic surgery – more specifically cosmetic surgery – is the act of cutting, snipping, and tucking parts of a person’s body to improve their appearance. The most common surgeries are nose jobs, face lifts, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections, and buttocks/breast implants. Socialites and pop icons display these surgeries as normal, everyday procedures; however, receiving a lunchtime Botox injection is far from normal. Although society views these procedures as common and popular, cosmetic surgery has many negative effects that people ignore. The misuse of cosmetic surgery should be stopped because it violates the medical code of ethics, it takes away individuality, and it may lead to psychological issues. Before a doctor can become a doctor he/she has to take an oath following the medical code of ethics – also known as the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath is named after Hippocrates (the father of medicine) who is believed to be the one who wrote it. Upon taking the oath, the doctor agrees to follow medicine honestly – which prohibits the act of undertaking procedures if there is no medical reason (Stearman 12). Many people assume that cosmetic surgery violates the Hippocratic Oath because of all the potential dangers and risk (Edmonds). However, journalist Kate Stearman argues “all medical procedures involve risk” (12). This may be so, but cosmetic surgery also violates the oath because it is not about medical or health needs, it is about altering the appearance of a “normal” person (Stearman 7). People today tend to overlook the risk of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery due to the fact that it is performed by certified doctors (Edmonds). Coincidentally, recent studies have shown that more people – especially women – are receiving some of the more simple procedures by people without medical training (Stearman 16). The most common of these more simple procedures includes Botox injections. Botulinum toxin (Botox) is one of the world’s most deadly toxins; it is linked to sixteen deaths in 2008 alone. It is medically used to treat damaged vocal chords and limb spasm, but is now socially used to smooth out wrinkles and prevent them from coming back by temporarily paralyzing the face (Stearman 16). Since Botox is non-surgical, many women inject themselves at social parties, or go to doctors who are not qualified or trained in that area (17). As a result of the lack of interest in qualification, “in some countries there are few or no regulations regarding the qualifications of people who perform cosmetic surgery” (16). This means that nearly anyone can perform or undergo surgery with the right amount of money. Many of these people who undergo these procedures do not understand why researchers believe cosmetic surgery is against the Hippocratic Oath due to the many risk. Some of these risk include blood clots, infection, scarring, nerve damage, and death (Libal 108). One recent event that supports this belief is the incident with Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) – a French company that made faulty breast implants (Edmonds). People knew something was wrong when reports rose of women dying after receiving breast implants from this company. Alexander Edmonds, a professor of anthropology, explains that “the prostheses are more prone to rupture than other models, and they contain an industrial grade of silicone never intended for use in a medical device.” This event completely violates the Hippocratic
Not Picture Perfect
Love is relative, but isn’t fair certainly not in this case. How can anyone love this, it isn’t caring, it isn’t kind. This love isn’t patient or compassionate. This is a cold, erratic mess someone decided we deserved. My sister is not all mine. She has been taken over; her own mind has turned against her.
Brianna used to scream, her pain felt real but it was just her mind playing tricks. Schizophrenia will do that to you. I wish my mind was playing tricks, I wish this wasn’t…
What’s wrong with this Picture? Projective assessment
This reaction assignment asks you to consider the efficacy of projective testing in deciding if someone
has a major mental illness. Read the article attached to this assignment. Answer the questions below.
Make certain that when you give your view on this important topic you support it with information from
1. Describe how the Rorschach and TAT were developed.
works well in combining every factor to be a perfect advertisement because it “attract[s] attention and interest and should provide some control over the manner in which the advertisement is read” (Cohen 1). Hence, the advertiser has to focus on every factor to make up the harmony of the image, those factors must be balance, unity, movement, emphasis…Let go through one by one factor and figure out how those things really make up a perfect ad.
This picture is constructed in informal balance while…
Critical Thinking 102
When I saw this poster I was just coming from school from my critical thinking class. This is why this picture caught my eye. It made me connect with critical thinking because there are a lot of thing coming out this person mind, this person is thinking actively. But then I saw the book which the person has and it say “BE YOU” and the question “What is perfection?” which made me connect to a specific lesson on critical thinking which is…
women cannot fulfill their desire to comply with the media’s “perfect” image, which ultimately leads to their suffering, both mentally and physically.
One of the most popular, yet most destructive social media outlets is Tumblr. Essentially, Tumblr is a host website through which teens can create a variety of blogs. Many of the blogs on Tumblr are what one would call a "personal blog," where people vent about their lives and repost pictures and quotes that are seemingly relevant to things they go through…
InDesign before. Also taking pictures for the contents page was very easy to take as it didn’t have to be a specific angle or size. I really like the layout of my contents page and how easy it was to make it look simple but sophisticated. From the feedback I got given through my blog Jason said ‘ I like the way your contents page is looking really organised’ I agree with him like I said, it also backs up my opinion on my contents page. I struggled with placing pictures on InDesign as it was difficult…
Keokea is recognized as being one of the most picturesque and desirable areas in which to live on the island of Maui. Personally, I love this picture and the house is definitely one of my dream homes. The sunset featured in this picture adds a whole new element to what is an already breathtaking view covering nearly the entire island of Maui. This picture was taken from the left side of the infinity pool and is facing towards the middle of the island which is west; however, it captures the entire…
the perfect hiding place between the books, where to hide his stash of halloween, easter and christmas confectionary. He was yet to conform to society, or learn his own beliefs. He was completely uncorrupted, stained, or hurt which could only be the direct result of life. He was still perfection and I loved him with all I had.
You see the families in the picture frames in the shops. The ideal family with the mother, the father, the son and the daughter together at the beach. In my picture there…
probably think I'm singing
bout some pretty serious stuff.
But in reality, I'm singing 'bout "A perfect translation does not exist
the lack of stuff. Well, at least, not in your language.
But if you must know, well, picture this:
This part's intense Fifty billion rainbows,
In today’s magazines models are being presented as the perfect image with the perfect body but then again in reality what people do not now is that the photographs are digitally altered photographs which are creating women’s insecurity in today’s society. Women are being hypnotized by what is being advertised in magazines it does not matter if they are already skinny because skinny is not good enough for them. Women want the perfect body that they are seeing on these magazines. Women want the…