Analysis Of The Perfect Body

1132 Words5 Pages
There are two types of people: people with fast metabolism and people with slow metabolism. Growing up, everyone goes under the stress of needing to have the “perfect” body. Your family would tell you that you’re too fat. Your classmates would snicker behind your back, calling you names. Chubby. Elephant. Thunder Thighs. Fatty McFatFat. The list goes on and on. People with slow metabolism envy the fast metabolism people. Everywhere you go, media stresses this idea of a perfect body. There’s television, radio, advertisements, magazines, and newspaper – it’s all around you. Whether the message is delivered directly or through subliminal messages, you are being told that the ideal body is and should be proportional to a Barbie doll. Although the…show more content…
It showed size 0 women lined up with the clothing article that the company was trying to sell. In bold centered words, their slogan was “The Perfect Body”. The fact that the company believed and portrayed that the only perfect body is a size 0 is appalling. This advertisement created a huge controversy and was trending on Twitter, a social networking service. It sparked conversation when U.K residents Frances Black, Gabriella Kountourides, and Laura Ferris demanded a petition against the advertisement that Victoria Secret has put up. Not only do these women believe how barbaric the message came across but they also wanted the company to stop sending harmful messages in the future. They believed the message would make women everywhere feel more insecure about their bodies and the company should focus more on making women feel happy and beautiful. Dwyer, who writes about race, parenting, and social justice for nation publications, stated that “[p]romoting just one kind of body shape as perfect serves to ‘perpetuate low self-esteem among women who are made to feel that their bodies are inadequate and unattractive because they do not fit into a narrow standard of beauty…’” A simple advertisement such as this can cause so much talk; the media is toxic that it’s telling women everywhere how to live their life. It’s so prevalent that it’s been
Open Document