While some consumers take these figures as a motivation to become thinner in a healthy manner there is an overwhelmingly large group that takes this to the extreme. The push for women to be skinny is ever apparent in the media, this relevance has a negative impact on both the mental and physical health of consumers. On almost every television channel commercials for miracle diet supplements and fat melting workouts with size zero women as proof of their effectiveness can be seen. When a commercial for alcohol comes on there is sure to be a disclaimer that states that the product should be used responsibly, this isn’t the same for the miracle diet pills and fat melting workouts. They too can be used in excess and can lead to severe health problems.
Introduction In today’s Society the standards for teens and beauty are just not right. I mean teens get judged and labelled by their peers who get the idea that it’s ok to label and judge others on how they may look or what they may wear they get this idea as the media judges celebrities in such a harsh critical way they get lead to believe this is normal and socially acceptable. If you are reserved and quite you get called emo, if your open and loud your apparently an attention seeker. If you’re unique you’re weird. If you’re normal you’re boring.
“I’m too fat.” “I’m not skinny enough.” “My thighs are too fat.” “I need to go on a diet.” “Why can’t I have her body?” “I would be happy if I was taller, had a flatter stomach, had straight hair, and had a bigger nose.” Do any of these statements sound familiar? As a teen, our bodies are going through many changes, and we are trying to change our self image as well. This is also the time when teens are seeking social acceptance, and it can be tempting for them to compare themselves with the people around them, people on TV, in magazines and in movies. Media images also can influence a girl’s body image. These images often give girls the idea that they should look like a prescribed, usually very thin, body type in order to be considered “popular” and attractive.
All of the lesser parts are still expected to be flawless, toned and tanned but the majority of what society expects of women comes from their legs and bust. Overall appearance is a lot more important to women than it is to men. This is due largely to the role society still places women in: a possession of the man, meant to make his life easier. They aren’t expected to be smart, outgoing, or contribute to society in any way, expect to be beautiful enough for a perfect, capable man to claim them so they can get married and have
Consistently, women are diminished by advertisers to pretty body parts used to sell products, a practice that perpetuates the glorification of this unreasonable ideal of beauty. Women’s bodies have not only become a huge money-maker for advertisers, businesses have picked up on women’s insecurities about their bodies and have capilatized on these insecurities. On one hand, advertisers heavily market weight-reduction programs and present young anorexic models as the paradigm of ideal beauty; on the other hand, the media floods the airwaves and magazine pages with ads for junk food. In 1996, the diet industry (as in diet foods, diet programs, diet drugs) took in over $40 billion dollars, and that number is still climbing (Facts and Figures 1). Young women seem to be especially affected by our culture’s obsession with weight and beauty.
Many women will compare their bodies to the abnormally thin ones seen in this advertisement. They will then think they are overweight when they look at the ad because although they might be in shape, their bodies are unlikely to be as thin as the models’ bodies. In addition to creating an idealized body type
They are female and young and feel they should look like the airbrushed woman in the magazines. That is the identity They strive for but their mental distress is making it difficult for them to feel good about themselves and it all becomes a vicious circle. explain how individuals identify and self esteem are linked with well being what other factors influence well being (6.2) because if you don’t feel good about your self or don’t have a sense of purpose or identity you tend to feel more depressed therefore your well being will be affected. describe how you support individuals in a way that promotes their
Foster 1 Khaiah Foster Carlson Advance Composition 27 August 2014 Summary of Mary Worley’s “Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance” In her summary, “Fat and Happy”, Worley’s explains her contempt for the way society today frowns upon being “fat”. She argues that those who are fat do not have any true medical reason to lose the weight they are scrutinized and alienated for, that they should also be allowed to learn how to live happily in the body they were meant to be in. Also, that most of those who lose their extra weight tend to gain it back, proving her point that body compositions differ. This is why some people tend to be thinner, while others are naturally larger. She opens with her own account of an experience she had when she attended the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance in San Diego.
Effects of Being Fat Each person can not be born with equal life conditions with other people in life. Some can be rich and some are poor, some can be beautiful and some are ugly or some can be fat and some are tiny whatever they eat. However, although being fat can be with time. Nowadays, perhaps Tv programmes show lots of women who are affected negatively by their fatness and these Tv programmes try to help people to loose weight with their guests who experienced about obesity of fat. Jennifer Grossman and Laura Meade who work in health industry, mention “Far Acceptance Movement” (FAM) and its effects on people on Web and some newspapers.
The Perfect Body Body image refers to one’s perception of his or her own body. People with a good body image are happy with the way they look, and people with a poor body image are not. The ideal body that the media portrays is a body that is nearly impossible to achieve for everyone except for a select few. Because of this “perfect” body that the media endorses that teenagers should look like, ninety percent of teens have a poor body image (Rapini). A large number of individuals develop their body image based on this image provided by the media, which judge attractiveness based on if the person is thin or has the biggest and most tone muscles; thus causing individuals to feel not good enough and causes them to take drastic and unnecessary measures to achieve that body portrayed by the media.