The Unrealistic Concepts of Female Beauty

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The Unrealistic Concepts of Female Beauty Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the eyes of society, women like Pamela Anderson, Tyra Banks and Carmen Electra are the epitome of perfection. What girl would not want to look like them? Unfortunately, a number of girls want to be just like them. Every year, millions of people are hurting themselves trying to be carbon copies of these sex symbols. The media presents society with unrealistic body types promoting people, especially women, to look like them. In this day and age there have been an increasingly high rate of eating disorders. The trend of turning to these eating disorders to maintain that perfect, “accepted” body type are now very common amongst women of all ages.The trends that influence these women include entertainment industry in our society, the peers and friends of women whom are all included in the same social group, and the pressure in athletics to maintain the perfect body weight in order to perform to the standard that will allow them to rise to the top. The first and most common influential cause of women turning to eating disorders is when women look at the beautiful people and begin to compare themselves to society’s entertainment business. Television and magazines are two of the most powerful methods of communication entire society. Women's magazines contain many more advertisements prompting weight loss than men. There was rise in eating disorders and advertisements promoting weight loss in in women's magazines body image has certainly changed over the decades. The media keeps dispensing images, but they don't realize the negative effects its causes on women and girls. Time and time again, you hear this confession in the conversations between wi... ... middle of paper ... ...he trend of eating disorders to lose weight. How do we change our thinking and feeling habits in order to unite our various parts and eliminate the negative views of the media? When will women stop turning to eating disorders in order to be as skinny as a friend in their social groups? Will athletes realize that by turning to eating disorders to lose weight they are actually making themselves weaker? There needs to be action taken on the petty trends that influences women to obtain eating disorders. The entertainment business, peer pressure, and supplements throughout the sporting community must be altered so that the intensity of pressure placed upon women will be lessened. The only way our culture will change is if we stop believing in the social attitudes which make us fell not good enough and start believing in ourselves and our right to our individual body.

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