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The Medias Negative Influence on Women's Body Image.

Taylor Cottrell Period 2
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Taylor Cottrell

on 17 May 2011

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Transcript of The Medias Negative Influence on Women's Body Image.

The Media's Negative Influence on Women's Body Image
Taylor Cottrell Period 2 In each of these ads they show that apparently
thin is the only way to be beautiful. Ads and magazines that we see everyday now seem to be more
and more obsessed with the "Thin Ideal." Women especially celebrities go to extemes to be "Perfect" and turn to plastic surgery. Whereas it can really affect your body after the procedure is done. Or...they get that.. The average woman is 5'4 and weighs 140 pounds. The average model is 5'11 and weighs 117 pounds. After viewing images of fashion models, 7 out of 10 women felt more depressed and angry than prior to viewing the images. Makeup Ads Plastic Surgery What If Barbie Was A Real Person?? Women along with men, also turn to diet pills which can have very dangerous side effects. For example, diet pills increases the risk of a heart attack and cardiac arrest, especially among people who already suffer from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat or heart disease. Pills Eating Disorders In the united states, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia Nervosa also can damage vital organs such as the brain and heart. People with bulimia Nervosa consume large amounts of food then rid their bodies of the access calories by vomiting, abusing laxatives or diuretics, enemas, or exercising obsessively. People who intentionally starve themselves suffer Anorexia. The disorder, which usually begins in young people around the time of puberty, involves extreme weight loss-at least 15% below the individual's normal body weight. TV and movies reinforce the importance of a thin body as a measure of a woman's worth. Over three-quarters of the female characters in TV situation comedies are underweight, and only 1 in 20 are above average in size. Heavier actresses tend to recieve negative comments from male characters about their bodies and 80% of these negative comments are followed by canned audience laughter. Plus Sized Singer And Proud Of It Adele Singer Adele quoted, "I love food and hate exercise.
I don't have time to work out...I don't want to be on the
cover of Playboy or Vogue. I want to be on the cover
of Rolling Stone or Q. I'm not a trend-setter...I'm a singer..
I'd rather weigh a ton and make an amazing album then
look like Nicole Richie and do a sh*t album. My aim in life is to never be skinny." The media displays millions of images of so many
celebrities and exposes them to everyone across the
world. The media also is obsessed with the "Thin Ideal"
and that fat is not the way to be...the way the media
portrays body image is very negative, especially towards
women. Everyday normal women see these female celebrities
and their thin bodies and it makes them feel so insecure
and it makes them feel that the only way to be happy and
beautiful and accepted is to be thin. The Media Young Girls And Body Image Young girls are more afraid of becoming fat more than they are of nuclear war, cancer, or losing their parents. At age 13, 53% of American girls are "unhappy" with their bodies." This grows 78% by the time girls reach the age of 17. Almost 70% of the editorial content in teen magazines focuses on beauty and fashion, and only 12% talks about school or careers. Young girls are so influenced by the Barbie dolls..but is Barbie really a good influence..? The Slumber Party Barbie was introduced in 1965 and came with a bathroom scale permanently set at 110 pounds with a book entitled "How to lose weight" with directions inside simply stating "Don't eat." Plastic Surgery Dangers The risks and dangers of plastic surgery result in bleeding, scarring, nerve damage, adverse reactions to anesthesia and necrosis. Necrosis is the death of tissues due to insufficient supply of oxygen to the operated area. Hence why it's called "Plastic Surgery"...it's not real beauty.. If Barbie Was a Human... College student Galia Slayen made a life sized Barbie. This photo shows what Barbie would look like if she was a human. At 5'9 tall and weighing 110 pounds, Barbie would have a Body Mass Index of 16.24 and fit the weight criteria for Anorexia. Barbie would have to crawl on all fours to keep her body balanced due to her extreme unproportioned body. Models in makeup ads and commercials are so touched up and air brushed it makes their appearance look fake. Actresse's And Their Body Image Anorexia My Point.. People especially women should love themselves and be happy with who they are The media needs to change the way they portray women's body image. If you really want to change the way your body looks, do it the healthy way. Don't do it just because you may get called names or may be picked on for your size, do it for yourself. Thank you for listening :)
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