The Importance Of Body Image

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Body image is how you see yourself in comparison to others in our time. Everyone has a body image because of social media. "Media (in sociology) A term for the ways information is delivered and shared within a society. It encompasses not only the traditional media — newspapers, magazines, radio and television — but also Internet- and smartphone-based outlets, such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more. The newer, digital media are sometimes referred to as social media." (Amanda Leigh) People keep going under countless plastic surgeries to make themselves look like a doll. Many people suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia. Anorexia means people change their body by starving. Seeing all those beautiful models harm some people's self-esteem.…show more content…
The ideal body type for women in the 1920s, was flat-chested, short bob hairstyle, boyish figure. In the 1960s, ideal body type was small waist and wide hips. In the 1990s, heroin chic was the ideal body type of this time. 2000 - now, big butts, small waist, big breasts and full lips are standards of "beauty". If a person doesn't follow the trend does that make them less of a human? People are brainwashed by media. Media tell them how they are supposed to look or how they are supposed to live and to be loved. They believe whatever media tells them. They forget everyone is beautiful in their own way and everyone deserves to be loved. People suicide just because they don't think they are pretty enough. They think don't fit in anywhere. The standard of human beauty is always changing. The effects of the media can affect one's mental health especially the teens. Teens try to look older than their age so they are getting surgeries at such young ages that it's dangerous for them. It's difficult to make proper decisions for them since being adolescence is very hard. People should open their eyes and brains. We shouldn't keep our eyes close because human life is very
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