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
Eventually, these athletes will not even realize how much weight they have actually loss. Women's magazines contain many more advertisements prompting weight loss than men. The next few weeks one of the women will notice a change in their friends"tm eating behaviors. The women observing the show take mental notes on the latest fashion techniques, body types shown off by the gorgeous groups of women on Friends and Ally McBeal. Stars have personal trainers, stylists, make-up artists and people to airbrush the wrinkles and cellulite out of their magazine covers. An eating disorder is now formed which weakens their bodies causing the total opposite results of what they intended . Their entire purpose of losing weight, which was to enhance their athletic performance, is now pointless. The competitive attitudes betweem women are often the main causes of eating disorders in a woman"tms social group. These people all create an image that is meant to be presented in a two-hour snippet or frozen in a photograph. They are disturbed by their body image and are always claiming to "feel fat". Hollywood often has the tendency to also make people feel ugly. Youthfulness, sexuality and appearance are all categories which women tend to compete in. No matter how close these women seem to be, most of the time there are always jealousies, and parts of the group that feel threatened by the others. How do we change our thinking and feeling habits in order to unite our various parts and eliminate the negative views of the media When will women stop turning to eating disorders in order to be as skinny as a friend in their social groups Will athletes realize that by turning to eating disorders to lose weight they are actually making themselves weaker There needs to be action taken on the petty trends that influences women to obtain eating disorders.