Media fuels this unrealistic image and convinces women that in order to be accepted and considered beautiful, you better be fat-less, have silky hair and a flawless complexion. Unrealistic media images of women are so prevalent that it seems that females who fulfill such a standard are more the norm than the exception. The Cultivation theory argues that images that portray women who match the sociocultural ideal of beauty are extremely prevalent in pop... ... middle of paper ... ...ded) to possess society’s sick vision of beauty. Due to the portrayal of specific beauty standards in the media, women have re-imagined true beauty, causing drastic impacts that affect the lives of women both physically and psychologically. In order to reach the societal standard of this “ideal body”, women of all ages go to drastic measures to achieve it (extreme dieting and plastic surgery).
The extremes that women and young girls place on themselves and their bodies to attain perfection can cause massive s... ... middle of paper ... ...y women and adolescents as they go to tremendous lengths to achieve what the media has defined as beautiful. Though neurobiology, genetics, personality traits, and personal environment may play a role on bodily dissatisfaction and eating disorders, the influence of the media's depiction of perfection has only intensified this growing epidemic. The media, and the distorted images they parade, is causing women and adolescents to become dissatisfied with their bodies, but by educating ourselves and others, we can eliminate bodily dissatisfaction caused by the media. As well as educating ourselves, we should demand the ideals of perfection in mass media to be attainable and naturally beautiful; not digitally altered. We should be able to communicate, effectively, the false conceptions of beauty that the media portrays, thereby igniting feelings of bodily satisfaction.
The Definition of Beauty Our definition of beauty is becoming such a narrow and limited concept, it is causing women to objectify themselves. Whether it 's having cosmetic surgery or binging on food, these women are participating in highly unhealthy behaviors in order to fit through the tiny doorway of beauty that society has built. This behavior is a severe problem because as a consequence, many women are going to extremes, often to their own detriment. Certainly, these choices that women are making are not solely based on how they see themselves, but more on how they want others to see them. Every day, women are bombarded with billboards, magazines, and other types of advertising that present the “perfect woman,” which few can actually
This documentary shows people will do whatever it takes to be models even if you... ... middle of paper ... ...re and every aspect of a woman’s face is the source to why people approve or deprecate of women. Media affects the way adolescent girls and adult women all around the world view themselves. This is why in today’s society our generation of women is so self-conscious about their physical looks, and this is affecting their health. There are many ways in which the media inspires women to mutilate and damage their bodies. Even world famous affluent people, and everyday people which are the people that represent what women should look akin to, go to the extreme to get that perfect because of the way the media makes people agonize them.
I agree however I feel that is done in such a manner that girl feel as if they must exhaust the media’s advice on fitness and health and use these methods in order to obtain the picture perfect body image that they see on TV and in magazines. A cou... ... middle of paper ... ...to them to love themselves as they as are is the first step in taking back control from the media. The media would like for them to conform to unrealistic standards of beauty for their own selfish benefit to solicit their industry. However if we don’t give in to medias perception of perfection the media will have to change.Certain companies like Dove have realized the medias negative effect on adolescent girls and has taking matters into their own hands by publishing a new ad with healthier looking model. This ad is one step in the right direction to building back up young girls self esteem and making them comfortable with their bodies.
In today’s society mass media creates unrealistic body images of women not ever being thin or flawless enough. Advertisements of this “ideal” body image affects how many women view themselves and how they think they should look. Advertising companies overly edit and photoshop images of women to create the so-called perfection that is the norm for the advertising world. These images of the “perfect” body send negative messages and create insecurities amongst many women. As the mass media uses unrealistic models to advertise its products and services, this sets the idea that the “ideal” woman must been unhealthily thin and blemish free.
Media has discovered how to make more money through the degrading of women. As the ideal body is set and commercialized through numerous mediums of media, women of different shapes feel discouraged about themselves. They get the mindset that beauty is exactly ... ... middle of paper ... ...As money is wasted, women run into financial difficulties. Moreover, women go to extreme measures to lose weight in order to change their body causing physical complications. Furthermore, eventually women face mental concerns as self worth is lost and mental health issues is gained.
The feminine stereotype of beauty in western culture is placed in magazines, television screens and the internet, consistently reminding people to achieve the ideal look. Tons of platforms are utilized to teach the public on how to achieve that look and why anyone shouldn’t aim for anything less. This of course shows the awareness that women are expected or strive to be beautiful at any cost. Women are constantly faced with these images and is plastered in their heads, as a result will go through the extremes to achieve it, whether it’s through cosmetic surgeries or weight loss. Whichever way is chosen, it can be very detrimental to their health.
Rap music tends to reinforce the stereotype that women are only good as accessories. I think it’s very sad to see what our society has made women to be. I chose to do this because I know a lot of girls who kill themselves at the gym or constantly go on diets to achieve this idea of perfection that doesn’t exist. Younger girls are becoming self-conscious of their weight because they believe something is wrong with them. I think this is a very serious issue that should be brought to everyone’s attention because every girl should be confident her own skin.
With the continuous growth of the advertising industry, women feel the need to have the ideal body. Photoshop and airbrushing are quite often used, giving women a false image for what they should look like, and it can often be so unrealistic that it becomes damaging to women. The effect that advertisements have on viewers, often leave them feeling worse about themselves. The pressures to reach perfection often cause women to put themselves through self harm.The ways that media portrays body images, leaves vulnerable women and girls damaged in sight of how they view themselves. When it reaches the point where people are left feeling so self-conscious about themselves that they feel the need to suffer through eating disorders and even take their own life, the media should not be able to promote unhealthy body images.