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Perfect is as Perfect Does: Media's Standards of Beauty

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Allie Curtis

on 9 May 2013

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Media's Standards of Beauty Perfect is as Perfect Does Types of Media Television Households in America that own at least
one television: Magazines Internet What happens when the media affects body image? The website for Women's Health magazine
has an entire section devoted to
weight loss. Hours per year the average
American youth spends in school: of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures. Percentage of pro-ana websites that
advocated drug use to aid in weight loss: According to a Wesleyan University synthesis of
studies, nearly all people who access a pro-ana
website are looking for advice on how to lose
weight or "improve" an already established eating disorder. Eating Disorders Drastic Changes Health Issues Eating disorders have the highest
mortality rate of any mental illness. of those who have eating disorders
are between the ages of 12 and 25. Many dark-skinned celebrities
have supposedly lightened their
skin because it gives them better
fan reception. Such as Beyoncé... ...and Rihanna. Just one indoor tanning session increases users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent, and each additional session during the same year boosts the risk almost another two percent. 99% 900 hours 60% Approximately percent of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. And the Causes of Low Body Image There were over 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2012. The most popular surgical procedures in 2012 were:
breast augmentation
liposuction
tummy tuck
cosmetic eyelid surgery
nose jobs The number of cosmetic procedures for women has increased

from 1997. 252% 95% 47% In 1997, about of the participants in weight loss programs met the criteria for Binge Eating Disorder. 30% It's difficult to identify bulimics; their weight
can be normal, underweight, or overweight. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any eating disorder. Facelifts can lead to the inability to open/close
your eyes and the inability to move your mouth. Effects worldwide Many women suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) due to what they see in the media. 72% Hours per year the average American youth spends watching television: 1,200 hours 91% (Rivera 2010) (American Healthcare Reform 2013) (Presyce 2010) (DVDsea 2009) (Laws 2007) (AFP 2007) (Neuman 2012) ("Women's Health" 2013) (Munroe 2012) (Daily Stab 2009) (Sandell 2012) (Roy 2010) (Just Jared 2006) (Thomson 2013) (What I Should Have Learned In Study Hall 2009) (Why Eat 2013) (Why Eat 2013) (Tumblr 2013) (Black Celebrity Energy 2012) (Simoni 2012) (kpriss 2010) (SqueakyStairs 2013) (Admin 2012) (Fairbanks Surgical Center 2009) (FunJooke 2012) (CSG 2009) (CSG 2009) (Wu 2012) (University of Texas 2012) (Champ 2009)
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