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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the eyes of society, women like Pamela Anderson, Tyra Banks and Carmen Electra are the epitome of perfection. What girl would not want to look like them? Unfortunately, a number of girls want to be just like them. Every year, millions of people are hurting themselves trying to be carbon copies of these sex symbols. The media presents society with unrealistic body types promoting people, especially women, to look like them. In this day and age there have been an increasingly high rate of eating disorders. The trend of turning to these eating disorders to maintain that perfect, “accepted” body type are now very common amongst women of all ages.The trends that influence these women include entertainment industry in our society, the peers and friends of women whom are all included in the same social group, and the pressure in athletics to maintain the perfect body weight in order to perform to the standard that will allow them to rise to the top. The first and most common influential cause of women turning to eating disorders is when women look at the beautiful people and begin to compare themselves to society’s entertainment business. Television and magazines are two of the most powerful methods of communication entire society. Women's magazines contain many more advertisements prompting weight loss than men. There was rise in eating disorders and advertisements promoting weight loss in in women's magazines body image has certainly changed over the decades. The media keeps dispensing images, but they don't realize the negative effects its causes on women and girls. Time and time again, you hear this confession in the conversations between with young women. They want to look good in a bathing suit. They want a tight butt. They go on diets and work out everyday. They're never thin enough, so they go to unnatural extremes because this is supposedly how the people i...

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