The slender, “beautiful” women are regarded as influential, successful, and erotic. This being said, it is very much so based on facts and reason, also known as logos, in the aspect that real life is often viewed this way. Throughout Elementary school up to High school, no one wanted to be best friends with “the fat kid”. As the world already knows, girls and women in general seem to stress over their physical appearance and have been especially concerned about weight for many years now. The emotional effect media has on a woman’s mindset, or ethos, could very well send her overboard into what is commonly known as an eating disorder.
Which in reality most women with weight are comfortable with it. These two attitudes clash because conversation comes to “girl you can wear that and I can’t” or “I don’t have any butt for jeans like that”. Your attitude determines your altitude, and skinny girls don’t fly to high in my book. Confidence is what larger women have the most of, being able to go with the social stereotypes, over the years are able to be happy with them. Skinny women are told that there what everyone wants, but when they see men going after larger women they feel some type of way.
What would Alice Paul and Snookie even talk about, would they become enemies or best of friends? Snookie in my opinion is weak minded and I think that Alice Paul who was an intelligent human being would probably convince Snookie to fight for women’s rights. Snookie is perceived as a drunken woman who has no respect for her body in more than one way would really discourage Alice Paul. Alice Paul would see that all of that pain and suffering she went through it all for nothing. Women still do not respect themselves especially since Snookie is so popular among viewers of television and other women want to be like Snookie.
When Connie’s mother would reprimand and tell her, “Stop gawking at yourself, who are you? You think you’re so pretty” (Oates 563). Connie would feel as if her mother was jealous of her. In Zlatan Krizan, and Omesh Johar’s article “Envy Divides the Two Faces of Narcissism.” The writers assert, “Envy has long been considered a central feature of narcissistic personalities” (1415). Connie was living a double life where she would act and dress differently around her family and the people she wanted to paint a good image for but when she was out with her friends and they’d go to the mall
Media and the Female Body Image The media has become responsible for shaping and influencing woman’s individualities and body image. Research indicates that women are negatively affected by constant exposure to models that fulfill the unrealistic media ideal of beauty. Alex Flinn of Beastly, states “Just because something is beautiful doesn´t mean it´s good.” Standards of feminine beauty are presented in all forms of media, barraging women with images that portray what is considered to be the "ideal body." Such standards of beauty are almost completely impossible for most women; a majority of the models displayed in the media are well below what is considered healthy body weight. Because the media surrounds women with such unrealistic models, women have changed the way they think.
She does this in order to show how the obsession that the girlchild has with her own body was one of the largest factors in the suicide. Another one of the stereotypes that Piercy draws upon is their behavior. Piercy describes how the girlchild was told to “play coy.” This describes the societal pressure of what is stereotypically “lady-like.” She was “advised” to act as other ladies would act, and she tried to the furthest extent she could manage. She attempted to act demure and sweet, which was the only thing society allowed for. The term
When Seymour told Franny and Zooey to do it for the fat lady, they both pictured the most grotesque, disgustingly obese woman then could think of. This way, no matter what they were doing, if they could do it for someone that disgusting, they could for anyone. Seymour wanted both Franny and Zooey to always do their best, and he pushed his beliefs onto them so that they would do so. Inadvertently, Seymour somewhat ruined the Glass children. Franny flourished while she was young, so she always expected the best out of everything.
In today’s world, media heavily affects the way we perceive ourselves. The ideal body image that most people perceive nowadays is no longer based on an average but based on how media and society promotes it and that is a body that is highly unattainable for most women. Media promotes size 0 as the ideal body image causing many women judge themselves based on the beauty industry’s standards. Mass media defines the ideal body image by promoting it through the various platforms such as magazines, advertisements, and television and that is extremely immature. One example to prove my point is that the girls on magazine covers are mostly photo shopped to perfection.
The sad reality is that women all around the world are buying into it. They are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars on the latest weight loss gimicks or the latest cosmetic creams to reduce wrinkles overnight. Women everywhere are trying as hard as they can to attain this ideal of beauty that the media has set forth as a standard for all women to live up to, regardless of the fact that it is an un-realistic goal to attain. We are simply being told, that being our own natural beautiful selves, is simply not good enough anymore. Secondly, women are being influenced in our society, to believe that popularity is more important than brains.
On covers of practically every magazine we see physically fit and beautiful male and female models. That sends the message to viewers; “This is beautiful. Look like this to fit in.” “Almost any physical problem that affects appearance can be improved with plastic surgery, but just because something is able to be done does not mean that it should be done.” (Marfuggi 4) “In a bizarre story, a woman addicted to plastic surgery has admitted to injecting cooking oil into her face in an attempt to plump it up. This woman obviously has a major case of BDD. The problem with this psychiatric condition is that most people who have it don't think they do.