Body Image Millions of Americans - women and men - have a secret obsession. They're obsessed with how they look, who wouldn't like a flatter stomach? They worry that their thighs are too flabby, their breasts are too small, their arms are too scrawny, their face is too chubby, their body build is too small - any body part can become the focus of this obsession. Quite obviously, most people care about how they look. I have found that most of these insecurities are a prodigy of media: television, magazines, dolls, action figures, and so forth. Surveys have shown that many of us are dissatisfied with some aspect of how we look. In the survey I conducted I found a few answer about the body image society paints for today's world. Today's body image is set by the way Hollywood wants it. The image's of health and beauty portrayed by doll and action-figures are unrealistic or impossible to achieve because the human body is not created to look like Barbie or GI Joe. We develop our ideas of health from school, home, and media; "home" being the most accurate portrayal. Many people think that a healthy body is firm, proportioned, and slim. Everyone agreed that one can attain a health body by simply eating properly and keeping active. Many also said that Hollywood's new ultra-skinny look is not attractive at all and. This can effect any child or adult Every year Barbie's waist gets a little smaller and her bust a little larger. Toys do have an effect on a child's perception of health and beauty. Children often learn by examples. Mattel is making millions a day because every girl in America has a Barbie. Changing the appearance of Barbie's size 2 waist and D cup bust would benefit America's young women. Changing the way young boys perceived muscles, perhaps by decreasing the massive size of GI Joe's muscles, would also lower the usage of steroids and other muscle building drugs. I went to a local Target and examined a few popular doll and action figures.