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Transcript of Body Image
is Really Hurting Society
"11 Facts About Teens and Self Esteem." 11 Facts About Teens and Self Esteem. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2015. (Valerie Stager)
"Body Image | About-Face." AboutFace Body Image Comments. N.p., 11 Aug. 2011. Web. 10 Mar. 2015. (Mihyun Hur)
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"Social Dimensions Of The Spiritual Exercises." Social Dimensions Of The Spiritual Exercises. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2015. (Mihyun Hur)
Facts & Statistics
In Case You Don't Know...
Recent studies showed at least 40% of women and 20% men would consider cosmetic surgery in their life.
is a person's feelings of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness
Approximately 91% of women are uncomfortable with there bodies ,
58% of college girls feel the need to change their weight
In a survey of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 (approximately ages 14-18),
more than 59% of females and 29% of males were trying to lose weight.
Over 18% of girls and 8% of boys had gone without food for 24 hours or more to lose weight in the last 30 days.
Of the girls, 11.3% had used diet pills
8.4% had vomited or taken laxatives to lose weight
Victoria Secret's Perfect Body Campaign, caused major conflict for idealizing unrealistic bodies in 2014 by using models who were obviously underweight. In this way, Victoria Secret was portraying that the "perfect body" was one in which weighed around 100lbs.
How Businesses are Taking Part in the Epidemic
Advertising is crucial for any inspiring business. To ensure that their advertisement is eye catching, advertisers try to appeal to human's sexuality. However, in the process of doing so, they are unknowingly setting a standard all over the U.S. and changing the ideal of what an attractive body should look like in both men and women. The process isn't simple either. To create an attractive body set by the norms of the recent advertisers, new businesses will need to completely transform the average woman into a sexually appealing woman according to all of its requirements.
Eating disorders are a daily struggle for 20 million females and 10 million males in the United States
4 out of 10 individuals have either personally experienced an eating disorder or known somebody who has
Self Esteem has become a huge impact on society today. The ways one perceives themselves along with their exterior appearance has completely invested the minds of U.S. citizens starting from an early age. These factors are a direct correlation to the ways businesses we respect as a culture model what
really is. Companies like Victoria Secret, toy manufacturers like Barbie, and the media (music videos, TV shows, etc) all take some responsibility for the downfall of young girls self esteem which create many consequences.
an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.
an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting
"Enhancing" or Transforming?
The Social Sin
Social sin is the result of different selfish choices made by many different people. It is the sinfulness of society into which a person is born.
An example of a social issue that is revealed through the sin is
. Media, advertisements, and businesses message what is “
” and “
” to society and their power over our development of self esteem and negative body image is incredibly strong.