Models shown in all forms of popular media are often under what is considered healthy body weight, which sends a powerful message that women must sacrifice their health to be considered attractive by societal standards. When we look at women images, we will see they are thin, beautiful, sexy, and fashionable. They are different from average women. The women who see perfect women images every moment are not pleased with their appearance. In addition, they are losing their self-esteems, because they believe that they must look more beautiful, sexier, and more fashionable.
All women desire beauty. As myriads of women seek a perfect body shape and attractiveness, they will have interest in having weight loss treatment. In fact, losing weight has come into a vogue. People, especially female, do not take their weight into serious account but follow the others blindly and participate in weight loss programmes. Patently, the main culprit of this phenomenon is the omnipresent weight loss advertisements.
First Draft: Ideal Body Image We find a lot of females unsatisfied with their appearances in societies nowadays. Although they aren’t obese, they’re either trying to diet or exercise to lose weight and you might even find them counting the calories in their food. It has become an obsession and it’s time they realize that they are wonderful the way they are. Women and young girls should not stress over reaching the “perfect” weight and figure because that ideal image changes from time to time and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Throughout history, the ideal female body has changed several times.
This is done in order for consumers, especially women to feel the need to purchase their products in order to reach this very unrealistic beauty. This form of promotion is leading to very few women to feel beautiful; it is causing dieting, massive consumption of cosmetic type products, leading to depression and self-doubt. Americans have spent billions of dollars combined on cosmetic, beauty products and surgery, and constant seeming to never be ending alternations to ones body to reach this level of beauty that isn’t even real. In the movie, Garren a 12 year old model started off her career at such a young age because she has what media wants, shes tall, slim and confident. She models until she faces self-doubt
The Positive Role of Magazine Images Most controversy over magazines is about the images they portray. According to the writers, Amy Malkin, Kimberlie Wornian, and Joan Chrisler, "Women and Weight: Gendered Messages on Magazines Covers," women's magazines insist on dieting, exercise, and cosmetic surgery to achieve the ideal body. This is in no way true. Yes, magazines show pictures of beautiful women and have articles that relate to dieting, exercise and surgery. However, magazines have no other purpose than to inform.
Girls want to be deemed beautiful by society so badly that they will conform to any idea presented by the media (Piercy). Technology has made it near impossible to avoid images of stick thin models and advertisements on getting thin quick. Media has made women conform to their idea of the perfect body and the perfect weight. Magazines are read by millions of women every day, and they do not portray real images of models. They are air-brushed, photo shopped, and computer generated versions of those women (Eating Disorders and Media Influence).
Each and every time one person tries to lose weight by not eating an essential meal is hurting themselves. They might not care though. Some of the girls know that trying to lose weight should be by not eating. I know for a fact that in health classes that I have had, the teacher has taught us about bulimia and other health conditions relating to this subject. Most of the time girls are trying to act and look like celebrities.
Therefore they strive to improve their figure to meet societies standards. However, the standards that society has set (for example, supermodel Kate Moss) are out of reach for most women. Often times, teenage girls compare their body size to those of popular actresses and supermodels such as Jennifer Aniston and Elizabeth Hurley. With examples such as these, is society sending out the wrong message? Vast amounts of people consider these women too thin.
When women compare themselves to models and pictures of people in advertisements, they believe the only way they will get noticed is if they also appear the in the same image of the models. To achieve this goal, they begin to starve themselves. They start to believe that by eating anything at all they will get fat and the most important thing to them is not to be fat. It becomes a compulsion to become thin and some women will do anything to get there. Women need to realize that what the media displays as the “perfect body” and what really is the healthy body are two different things.
However, it is finding a diet that works that becomes the issue. If dieting worked effectively, women everywhere would be living happy lives looking just like supermodels. Well, this is certainly not the case. Lots of women become frustrated that they cannot get results, therefore, can never be happy. What if there was another road to happiness?