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Body Image

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Erika Hiltunen

on 25 April 2011

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Transcript of Body Image

Magazine covers display "the perfect woman" when
in reality the picture is completely distorted, becoming so far off from what it actually is. Body Image
"Women are enslaved to a beauty myth, chained to the false belief that our value is based on our appearance alone."
In the United States approximately 10% of girls and women (up to 10 million) are suffering from diagnosed eating disorders. Eating
Disorders The two main types of eating
disorders are anorexia and bulimia. Women are much more likely to develop eating disorders than men. Eating disorders can lead to heart conditions or kidney failure. By: Erika Hiltunen Relationships When you have a negative outlook on your body image, it effects your relationship negatively. Poor body image can result in
a fear of intimacy. When you have a positive outlook on
your body image you're more willing to be open and communicate with your partner. Admit you can't read minds. The guy on the bus probably isn't cataloguing your flaws or counting your zits. When you're being intimate your partner isn't distracted by your cellulite – you are. Just because you feel self-conscious about yourself, don't assume others think the same way.


The Media The media puts the wrong image of what your body should look like into our heads. "Sex sells" is what the media is all about. Putting the idea into our heads that we need to look like the woman in the scene or we won't be loved. Men Men are becoming more aware of their body image now more than ever. 45% of men are dissatisfied with their body image. In ads, men have their body hair, blemishes, and other "no-no's" removed just as women. Their body's are retouched to make them look more muscular. Commercials such as AXE fragrance spray give men the idea that if you spray it they'll get all the women they want. Let's get real If you feel bad about yourself don't take drastic unhealthy measures. Exercise and eat healthier, little by little. The average woman is 5'4" and weighs 140 lbs. The average man is 5'9" and weighs 175 lbs.
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