Pop Culture: the Modernized Ideal Body Image Essay

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Body Shaming has a direct connection to words such as “fat”,“pig, “skeleton”, and “anorexic”, these words alone are hurtful and negative, so when used to characterized a person based on their size and shape is degrading, but due to a new trend in pop culture, it has become widely accepted to shut down body shaming, by renewing the ideal body image: Healthy. The definition of body image: an intellectual or idealized image of what one's body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa, the definition for media: the main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively. Two vaguely different components that crossover from time to time, and when it happens it does more bad than good. which seems to be the aspiration for “The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill”. It is collectively an insight of how social media can be so sickening to young adults, while it covers both genders, it it generally focused on women seeing as “it is women’s bodies, rather than any other attributes, which appear to make them worthy of being represented” (206). That quote alone just show how much the female body is of importance in succeeding in this world, and just how fragile it can become due to eating disorders. Media is very negative when it comes to girls of all ages loving themselves, by simply telling them their bodies aren’t beautiful. Which is what Maggie Wykes and Barrie Gunter were trying to bring light on that media reinforce vivid images of femininity, that it has been :”within history of cultural constructions of femininity” (207). It is a cultural phenomenon that media effects those drastically that it has been given a name: body shaming. In light of this new term body shaming some teenagers have come forward to speak their mind on social media and body image.

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