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The Media and Its Effect on Women and Their Views of Their Bodies

            The Media and Its Effect on Women and Their Views of Their Bodies.
             Distorted and unattainable sexist mass images are the inevitable.
             consequences of a social system in which those who are thin and big.
             breasted benefit most. We as a society have created an environment so.
             image obsessed that those with power give approval for being thin and.
             disapproval for being fat, creating a generation of women so self conscious.
             about their body image, that it is affecting their health. In this essay I.
             plan to discuss the inexcusable methods in which the mass media encourages.
             young women to disfigure and mutilate their bodies.
             When an obsessive media targets and forces young women to hate.
             their bodies it makes them more vulnerable to emulating media stereotypes.
             and prone to compulsive dieting. "Perfection looks like magic to those who.
             stand aside and do not know any better. The main problem with perfection.
             in a society so obsessed with perception is that it looks too easy." States.
             Florance Brone a physiologist from Michigan. Media purveyors promote the.
             message that unrealistic thinness equals sexiness and popularity, which.
             equals beauty, success and all the "good" things in life. Yet, recent.
             interviews have revealed that even glamorous and successful supermodels are.
             afraid of getting fat and what it might do to their careers. In many cases.
             the media has constructed faulty images that suggest that the influence of.
             gender in terms of "human nature" compel people in the eyes of the media to.
             behave and act in certain stereotypical ways, in turn causing young.
             impressionable women to be wrongfully misled.
             "Babies aren't born hating their bodies but instead grow up to.
             learn that fat is bad; and thinness will bring you happiness." states Sarah.
             Stephen in the 1998 article "Fat is Still a Feminist Issue" These images.
             are being taken to extremes throughout the fashion industry, often.
             displayed by the waif look of hollow cheeks and skeletal bodies.

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