By pushing an ideal body type that is uncommon and untrue to life, girls strive, and struggle to obtain this image. When the mass media only shows one type of body as desirable, they are alienating every girl who does not fit into that category. Pushing these ideal bodies onto teenage girls at an important developmental time in their lives can be detrimental to their bodies and their self worth. By showing what a girl should look like, the mass media is damaging the body images of young girls, and unless awareness is raised, could become more and more adverse on young women today and tomorrow.
The Medias standard of perfection puts stress and pressure on young girls to become skinner. Eating disorders, excessive exercise, and depression are a result of the Medias influence on their self image. The media have negatively influenced the self image of young girls by forcing their unrealistic perception of what women should look like onto them . Deanne Jade believes that the media does its part to keep us informed on "valuable information on health and well-being," (Jade 8). 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.
As a result, this leads to a negative outlook of a girl’s body image. The majority of young girls try to live up the standards given to us by our generation. In order to do this, we turn to diets, tanning beds, and products that will enhance our beauty because that’s what needs to be done in order to be beautiful. Works Cited "Are Women Portrayed in the Media?" StudyMode.com.
For these reasons, the connection between media and body image is very important because low body image will lead to eating disorders and potentially death. Many women are very sensitive about the way they look, which makes them depend on media products more. The media culture sends mixed messages about what is sexy, which causes women to face similar unrealistic expectations when exposed to media images. Some mes... ... middle of paper ... ...hat is unrealistic and unattainable for a majority of women in society. 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.
Many women go through life trying to make themselves something they are not by means of expensive surgery, expensive clothes and makeup, expensive hairstyles, etc. Certain aspects from this advertisement that I have chosen show exactly why there is a problem with today’s society. This is a picture of a very attractive, thin gorgeous looking girl posing for Tommy Girl perfume. I think there is a problem in the way this company is advertising this product. It is basically implying that if you wear this perfume you will look and feel like this.
Many girls and women have experience an obstacle and source of distress from this because they are trying to achieve the ideal body to girls and women living in the West and around the world. In the Western world, women are identified with their bodies socially. Rice (2013) says that the western culture devalues the physical features and abilities have a huge impact on our sense of body and self. As young girls become teenagers, they begin to change their bodies with many of the body project. They no longer care about have fun, they care about fitting in and have the perfect body, no matter what it takes.
As a result those businesses have the hope that people will purchase more. There are a variety of tools used to advertise, one of the most common is models, specifically women. Although the images of women are a great way for large companies to draw in consumers, it influences women in a negative manner. Because of the negative affects that advertisements which use women as objects to promote, women in Western societies are influenced to become uncomfortable in their own skin. As a result, women are losing their identity.
196). This reality television program shows the transformations of different young women from different backgrounds, si... ... middle of paper ... ... of beauty. The female viewers, who watch the show, are also getting the false notion that being “thin” is the ideal body image in this society without knowing that can be harmful and create damaging impacts on them. In general, America’s Next Top Model is not truly promoting the desired beauty, but establishing unhealthy beauty standards that influence viewer’s perceptions. Work Cited Page “Be My Friend, Tyra!” America’s Next Top Model.
Some teenage girls receive this message even they can 't afford the price of those handbag. The most common way for teenage girls purchasing brand-name handbag is sex trade. The same problem of buying the cosmetics. This is why I am saying that beauty advertisement messages might harmful for the society. When they can 't afford, they will find some shortcuts to achieve their goals.
“The Hollywood industry is one of the most powerful and influential enterprises in the world, its visual voice heard around the globe” (Lowson). “The Hollywood entertainment industry has become increasingly influential so that society now looks towards them to develop their standards, teach values, and provide morals” (Kelly). People have begun to “copycat” what they see any celebrity do on national television. Society takes personally the actions of what their idols do. There are plenty of good morally right entertainment in the world but there is also plenty of morally wrong entertainment, people will follow what they here almost precisely to the word.