Pressure And Media In The 1920's Body Image

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The world is becoming so fast paced and society is constantly changing in the blink of an eye. There has been quite a bit of controversy over how perfect everything and everyone has to be and with a combined mixture to be perfect from the pressure and media, people will do anything they can to fit right in, even if it means harming themselves in the long run. There is so much pressure from everyone around one another nowadays to be successful, beautiful, above average and just all around the “best.” It isn’t a good thing that people will constantly try to be perfect and will go as far as hurting themselves in order to meet the image that society pressures them to be. People are constantly being pressured to be perfect and the amount of pressure that is put on them is starting to impact their lives in a negative way. With the amount of media in the world, it is affecting the lives of women negatively. In the 1920’s body image and striving to look flawless was not of as much importance as it is today and nowadays all women care about is looking perfect and fitting the perfect image. The 1920’s were what started the reform; it’s when the women started to think about the importance of body image and self-worthiness. The well-known icon, Marilyn Monroe was a major sex symbol in the 1920s but she also taught women that size does not matter. As Marilyn Monroe once said, “I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.” She proved that women don’t need plastic surgery or any special dieting to be beautiful. She was a truly inspiring woman to many and beautiful not only on the inside but also the outside. One thing that plays a big role in the image of perfection is the media... ... middle of paper ... ...rities, so why not try to be them? Social media opens us up to a world of ‘fake’ beauty that is beyond our reach; no matter how hard someone tries to look like someone off the Internet or his or her favorite celebrity, it simply cannot be done. They can never look like an image off the Internet. To try and attain the image of perfection that women see on the Internet, they will diet, change their lifestyle, wardrobe and will even go as far as changing their appearance through plastic surgery to help them reach the image of perfection that they have instilled in their mind. Plastic surgery is not be the only ‘go-to’ when trying to fit the image of perfection, but dieting to the point of having an eating disorder is something else women will result to. The world of social media can be either a negative or positive thing and it all depends on how you perceive it.
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