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The Globalization of Eating Disorders

By: Susan Bordo

From: the McGraw Hill Reader

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In "The Globalization of Eating Disorders" is an article telling about how media has ruined people's body images. Author Susan Bordo makes her readers take into account that the girl imagined when talking about eating disorders isn't always that girl. With the media showing skinny women that are black, white, Latino, it's effecting many different ethnic groups. With the spread of media, more people see it and it becomes a tend. Whatever is seen is how things are suppose to be. With young females seeing these very thin girls on the cover of magazines and on tv shows, they are pressured into become thinner and thinner. The end result is a eating disorder and the inability to see their body through loving eyes. The media has gone a long way in the last 10 years, and with it the way people see themselves.

 

Bordo, Susan. "The Globalization of Eating Disorders." The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues across the Disciplines. Ed. Gilbert Muller. New York: McGraw Hill Company Inc. 2011. 723-726. Print.

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The Rise Of Eating Disorders

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Alarming figures released on Thursday show hospital admissions for eating disorders rose by 16% from last year to 2,288. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the statistics, released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), were the ages of those being admitted.
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In this article, the rising issues of body image issues are discussed. Each year, the number of females put in the hospital because of eating disorders has risen. Along with that, each year it is younger and younger girls that are the ones being placed in the hospital for these eating disorders. If a woman post a picture online of herself and it will be hacked apart by people calling her fat. To cope with this, she starts starving herself, throwing up, or starts suffering from bulimia. Some media sites like Pinterest are trying to stop some of this negative attention towards weight loss by blocking the certain searches from being made. Media has started to really effect the way women look at themselves, and not in a positive way. More and more girls will suffer each year from eating disorders because of media and if not fixed it'll just continue to grow.

 

York, Christopher. "Eating Disorders: How Social Media Helps Spread Anorexia And Bulimia In Young People." The Huffington Post UK. The Huffington Post, 10 Dec. 2012. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.

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Media influence and body image in 8–11-year-old boys and girls: A preliminary report on the multidimensional media influence scale - Cusumano - 2000 - International Journal of Eating Disorders - Wi...

Media influence and body image in 8–11-year-old boys and girls: A preliminary report on the multidimensional media influence scale - Cusumano - 2000 - International Journal of Eating Disorders - Wi... | Media has a negative impact on individual's body image | Scoop.it
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In this article, the goal is to find a way to assess how much the media has influence on young adolescence with their body image. Many of the males and females used, had high dissatisfaction with their body image. This is something most wouldn't have expected because of how young all the children are. Media has caused a lot of pressure on children to be a certain way, look a certain way, and act a certain way. Children are mostly focusing on how they should look. In the research project, girls had higher levels of being influence by the media than males did. Females have more pressure than males do on them, to be the cookie cutter way, which is an unhealthy skinny. Unfortunately, media is getting more persistent in their views of how men and women should look, and more and more people are falling victim to the pull of what the media thinks is right.

 

Cusumano, Dale L., and Kevin J. Thompson. "Media Influence and Body Image in 8–11-year-old Boys and Girls: A Preliminary Report on the Multidimensional Media Influence Scale." Wiley Online Library. N.p., 19 Dec. 2000. Web. 8 Apr. 2014.

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The impact of the media on eating disorders in children and adolescents

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In this article, the connection between media and body images, are looked at. Not only are females suffering from eating disorders caused from the media, but so are males. The media is portraying that all women must be very thin, and that men need to be lean and muscular. The media has also effected the people who work for them. It is reported that female model's weights have been lower and lower every year, and that most models are underweight. Not only has issues occurred with the female models, but male models are becoming bigger and more muscular. Everyone is trying to squeeze themselves into what the media thinks is how everyone should look. The more that children are exposed to media and interact with it, the higher chances they have at developing an eating disorder. The media plays a huge roll in society, and is a very noticed thing. Unfortunately, the media has aided tremendously in hurting the body image of many males and females in the world.

 

Morris, Anne M., and Debra K. Katzman. "TYPES OF MEDIA EXPOSURE." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 22 Oct. 0005. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.

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In the journal article, Media Effects on Body Image: Examining Media Exposure in the Broader Context of Internal and Other Social Factors, it is discussed if there is a real connection between media and issues with body images. They used 285 women to discover if there truly was a connection or not, which it turns out there is. When women are looking at magazines, they see very successful women that they envy. They think because that woman is thin, that is why they're successful, and they want to be successful also. When it comes to women in the media, they are most often than not, really thin. This means girls are constantly seeing the same thin look in magazines, this then becomes a trend. This article proves the media has a huge impact on the body images of women all around, and effects the way they make themselves look.

 

Van Vonderen, Kristen E., M.S. "Media Effects on Body Image: Examining Media Exposure in the Broader Context of Internal and Other Social Factors." American Communication Journal 14.2 (2012): 41-57. Ac-journal.org. William McKinnally. Web. 8 Apr. 2014.

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The weight problem

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http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=1794

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In the image posted, the box that says "shed your weight problem here," is filled will magazines full of celebrity women. Women who are photoshopped to look smaller than average women. When everyday women see these famous women, they idolize them and try to be like them. They are not only trying to be like that woman but the person the media has "fixed" her to look. Women on the front of these magazines have a small flat waist, their thighs don't touch, they have absolutely no extra fat on their bodies. These are the people that females are looking to, they see these women with "perfect" bodies and they want that.

 

"The Judgment of Paris Forum - Media Causes Eating Disorders (article)." The Judgment of Paris Forum - Media Causes Eating Disorders (article). N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. 
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Media's Impact on Girls' Body Image

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Media Talk 101 is a non-profit ministry dedicated to teaching media discernment in the light of following Jesus.
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In this article, it states that, "most fashion models are thinner than 98 percent of American women"(Hitz). That means that the women that are in magazines and on modeling shows that little girls and women watch everyday are not the normal. Yet it is the women and girls that watch these shows and see these skinny women, that think they're the ones with something wrong with them. Media has made it where there are barely any women who actually enjoy their bodies. Everyone is wanting to be skinnier and skinnier. Little girls don't know how to be happy with their bodies because their constantly seeing shows where women are being told they need to be skinnier than what they are, even when they can't afford to lose another pound. If this is how women are now, it's amazing to think of how women will be effected a couple years down the road.

 

Hitz, Shelley. "Media's Impact on Girls' Body Image." Media Talk 101. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.

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How the Media's Affect on Teen Girls Body Image (Eating Disorders) - YouTube

Many people all over the world struggle and die from eating disorders. They are horrible! Rip apart your self confidence, create health problems and destroy ...
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In this YouTube video, it is trying to show how themed is has caused females to suffer from body image issues. In the video they display how the media use to show women, with curvy but slender bodies. Then it showed how it shows women now, very skinny with bones showing. At younger and younger ages every year, girls are becoming unhappy with their bodies because it's not what they see in the media. A female cannot sit watch tv now without feeling bad about her body. Commercials are now filled with ways to lose weight, so that the perfect body can be reached. The issue with media now is that they have gone beyond what is considered healthy, and into what is causing many young girls to become ill.

 

VadaFashion. "540 Views How the Media's Affect on Teen Girls Body Image (Eating Disorders)." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.

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Why Do We Struggle With Beauty and Body Image? « Biola Magazine

Why Do We Struggle With Beauty and Body Image? « Biola Magazine | Media has a negative impact on individual's body image | Scoop.it
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In this article, it discusses all sides of an eating disorder. Many women today look to media, to see how they're suppose to look. The media is telling them that their bodies need to be fixed, that they need to be skinnier and younger looking. Currently, American women have a stronger issue with eating disorders than any other area. Here women see tv aids or build boards advertising ways to get skinnier, or just showing off the body of a model probably suffering from an eating disorder. In other countries, it may not be as common because they aren't as well off and not as many people see the media on a daily basis, but it is there. In America, plastic surgery has become a huge success. It plays off of women's dissatisfaction with their bodies. Women see an opportunity to fix something they don't like and they do it. As long as she has the means, she can change everything she hates about her body. This is just going to end in her constantly finding things about herself that she doesn't like. Women shouldn't need to feel the need the constantly fix themselves, when their perfectly fine as they are, but the media continues to influence one generation after the next.

 

Anderson, Tamera. "Why Do We Struggle With Beauty and Body Image?" Biola Magazine Article. Biola, 2007. Web. 06 Apr. 2014.

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Ali’s Perspective: A Blog on the Media and Eating Disorders

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By: Ali Hougnou, 23, Provo UT: Founder of Project HEAL - Utah Chapter Until recently, the faces of eating disorders found in the media consisted primarily of emaciated, young, blonde haired, Caucasian women—captivating the attention of celebrity obsessed and image focused males and females of all ages worldwide with headlines such as “SCARY SKINNY”. The…
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In Ali's blog, she tells of how she herself suffered through an eating disorder. She had never thought she had an eating disorder though because she wasn't really really skinny with all her bones showing. The media is what caused her to believe that she didn't have an eating disorder, and caused her to have a harder time when recovering. When eating disorders come up in the media, they show gruesome pictures of women with their bones showing everywhere, and their hair super thin. Ali thought that's what eating disorders looked like, and caused her to have denial. Media doesn't just help to cause eating disorders, but it also displays it wrong. Then causing a misunderstanding.

 

Hougnou, Ali. "Ali’s Perspective: A Blog on the Media and Eating Disorders | Project HEAL." Project HEAL. Project HEAL, 2 Apr. 2014. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.

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Princess of Wales suffering from the media

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In the transcript of the BBC1 Panorama interview with the Princess of Wales, she discussed many of the issues that came along with going from a normal everyday woman to a princess. One of the issues was the constant presence of the media. They saw everything and heard everything, and were fast to report on everything. People were very fascinated with her and always wanted to see her or be able to touch her if they saw her. At one point, she went through depression and then bulimia. The stress of the media caused this. She had to be a certain way for her people, otherwise she would be judged. There was always eyes on her and always people condemning what she did or looked like. This is just poof that media has an effect on individuals body image, even if their the one who's body is being put on display to be criticized.

 

"The Panorama Interview." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.

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