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The Effects of Media on Body Image

Media images are striking. We see celebrities on the red carpet with skinny bodies in the latest tight-fitting couture and wonder…why don’t I look like that?
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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 13, 2013 2:00 PM
In many studies, researchers conclude that women's and men's perceptions of their bodies differ. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the weight loss industry earns $40 billion on dieting related products each year, where most of this problem occurs and leads to the tendency to look for a "quick fix".
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Nature vs. Nurture: The Media’s Effect on Body Image

Nature vs. Nurture: The Media’s Effect on Body Image | How the media impacts girls' perception on body image - Aspect 2 | Scoop.it
By Sara Shea   Although the media is beneficial to society, it can be detrimental to the way we perceive ourselves and those around us. Through portrayals of women in advertisements and television ...
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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 12, 2013 2:05 PM
An appropriate estimate of how many suffering Americans that go through eating disorders is 8 million. This disease primarily affects women with the ages of 18-25. Not only has this affected females, but also adolescent males. Studies from the Journal of Communication found that high school girls as young as 13 are effected by thin models and celebrities through the media.
psu2a9's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:59 PM

Very insightful blog into the effects of the media on peoples perceptions of their own body image

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Teen Health and the Media

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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 13, 2013 2:13 PM
Reports show that at age thirteen, 53% of American girls are unhappy with their bodies. The percentage of 78% grows by the time girls reach seventeen. Commercials that are aimed at females are ran during the tv shows that are watched by teen girls also use beauty as a product appeal. The percentage of beauty appeal commercials is roughly 56% that are directed towards women. Males account for only 5 to 10 percent of bulimia and anorexia cases. In the first years of women and men's college years, 4.5 to 18 percent of women and 0.4 of men have a background and history of bulimia and that as many as 1 in 1000 females between the ages of 12 to 18 have anorexia.
Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 13, 2013 2:15 PM
According to researchers at The Center For Mental Health Services , 90 percent of those who have eating disorders are women with the ages between the ages of 12 to 25.
Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 13, 2013 2:20 PM
In 37% of articles leading in teen girl advertisements, 50% of them are used an appeal to beauty in order to sell their products.
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The naked truth about body image - MSNBC

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ABC News The naked truth about body image MSNBC These distressing numbers come to us from the National Eating Disorders Association who have set aside this week as National Eating Disorder Awareness week and they point to the ongoing crisis of...
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The causes of girls' perception on their own body image causes eating disorders and this tends to be quite complicated.  Studies show that more than a third of women who are suffering from diseases such was bulimia are sexual assault survivors, while anorexia is a condition that often affects multiple generations throughout families.  There is no reason to think that wearing make up is generally similarly linked with eating disorders.  Makeup can be healthy, fun, and an outgoing way to present yourself to the world.  However,  makeup can become a mask that shields our true selves, full of perceived imperfections, from a world that judges women harshly and repeatedly on how we look, rather than what we think, how we contribute, or who we are. 

 

 

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Westminster College: a private comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, UT, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and professional programs, including business, n...

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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 12, 2013 1:52 PM
In today's society, females have been found to experience dissatisfaction with physical appearance at a much higher rate than males. The concern for body image becomes a major issue as females go through puberty.
Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 12, 2013 1:57 PM
Many of the models presented on television, advertisements, and other popular media are 20% below the ideal body weight, and meeting the criteria for anorexia nervosa. The constant exposure of thin females causes women to endure disordered eating. Studies have shown that women who view photos of women pictured in many magazines and advertisements increase levels of depression, guilt, stress, shame, and insecurity.
Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 12, 2013 2:00 PM
Music videos also seem to send a negative, direct message that women should live up to the socicocultural ideal. In many college females, music television is also an increasing influencial form of media and is a direct representation of what our culture considers "beautiful"
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Effects of Media on Body Image - Allie Kovar

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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 12, 2013 2:15 PM
Not only are the celebrities and models on the cover of magazines and in advertisements impact girls perception on body image, but also fictional characters in television hows and movies that are portrayed to thin and beautiful women. Movies such as Shrek were "ugly" where the princess is shown as being green, overweight, and more masculine and the "beautiful" princess is thin and more feminine than others. Children at a young age think that fat is bad and thin is good. Models of today's society are drastically thinner then the models of the past.
Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 12, 2013 2:19 PM
In today's society, shows like America's Next Top Model, The Hills, and The Real Housewives of Orange County have real like women that symbolize the "average" women in America. These women the prime example of how our culture's standard attractiveness has reached at this disappointing stage.
Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 12, 2013 2:23 PM
Victoria Secret also has a huge impact on womens perception of body image. Women who are 5'11 must be 120 pounds, while the average girl is 5'4 and 120 pounds. This puts shame to women who strive their hardest to look "healthy and thin" like those models that flaunt their breasts and show off their slim, so called body. Not only do women possess the scarily thin bodies, but they also constantly talk about their dieting, exercises to lose their weight, and how the aren't thin enough to satisfy theirselves or even that special someone.
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Girls perception on body image

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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 11:52 PM
Great use of specific illustrative details, examples, etc.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 11:52 PM
30/30