Eating Disorders And Media Analysis

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Our society is obsessed with appearance, especially thinness. In a world where the media has such a major impact on our loves, it’s hard for anyone, men or women, to escape the pressures of being thin. While men have their body image issues, I think women are the primary targets of the media, and as a result, suffer the most with eating disorders. Today, young women are surrounded by media exposure to thinness through magazines and television, which undoubtedly influence their body image and eating behavior (Harrison & Hefner, 2008). The media normalizes dieting and excessive thinness and also encourages people to evaluate their bodies and to use extreme measures to improve them (Helgeson, 2012, p. 530-531). Most women cannot achieve having

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