Medias Relation to Body Image

In my human comm. class we had a whole day of talking about the media and how it changes the way people view things.

One of the things we talked about is the fact that the average woman in America is a size 14!! 14!!

Yet, if you just went off of the media and television then you would think that every woman was a size 2,3,4 maybe a 5.

Our teacher related it to problems with body image like people who have body dysmorphia and/or eating disorders.

I personally am not a size two, nor do I want to be. However, I will admit that I think that what people see is what determines what they want to be like.

If you search media causes eating disorders on most search engines you will even find websites that talk about little girls having eating disorders.

Crazy world we live in, with babies on diets, and five-year olds wanting to be skinny.


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