Society utilizes Instagram to upload self-images, known as “selfies” to be recognized by others, gain likes and followers to become “Instagram famous.” Facebook is another popular site that is used today, where someone can post just about anything and anyone is able to look at it. Twitter is another addicting social network that many people are consumed by because it is a way to express ones’ thoughts through images or words in seconds. By using social networks, people try to show that their lives are better than others by posting images or statements. Having Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are used in way to be acknowledged by others. With these social media accounts, people gain millions of followers and likes.
All three of these articles share one common topic: body dissatisfaction leading to an eating disorder promoted by some type of media. Some degree of body dissatisfaction among women and young girls is consider a norm today. According to one girl asked to describe the “ideal girl” she described it as “5 ft. 7 in., 100 lb., size 5, with long blond hair and blue eyes” ( Groesz, Levine, and Murnen 1). This ideal is not attainable for all young girls and women and I can only imagine how horrible this would make them feel, always seeing images of ideal beauty and not being able to meet it can cause them to go to extremes to get the body they want. These young girls and women feel bad enough about themselves to do whatever it takes to
Especially younger girls who have access to the internet on a daily basis. Many people have female sin their lives that really matter to them. Seeing what hardships they face really makes many think if their lives are better or not. Stephanie Hanes, writer of the article “Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect”, really dives into the stereotyping females feel at such a young age.
Fat shaming involves criticizing and harassing overweight people about their weight or eating, in order to make them feel ashamed of themselves. Apparently, some people believe that making overweight people feel ashamed of themselves will motivate them to change their behavior so they start eating less, exercising more and finally start to lose weight. Others are just horrible human beings, plain and simple. Horrible people often feel comfortable saying things over the internet that they would not say in real life. However, when someone falls prey to body shaming, it puts a lot of stress on them and in the case of overweight teens, it can drive them to handle that stress by taking in more calories and gaining even more weight.
Stated by the Journal of the American Heart Association Internal Medicine, “People who consumed more than a quarter of their daily calories as sugar…twice as likely to die” (Health, Richards). This statistic by a credible source pulls the audience in because they are part of that population who intake sugar and can die faster by consuming it. In which causes the audience to fear for their lives and rethink the possibility of consuming sugar. To begin, sugar can be very toxic to your body and cause your health to downfall. Since
Events as such not only help reveal one’s predetermined temperament but also change people’s views and desires. Social media is one of the few constant experiences that changes a person’s view. Due to social media and the new ideal woman image, “ 7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships” (Statistics on Body Image). Everyday millions of teenagers use social media as an outlet for boredom. Little do these adolescents realize is that this everyday experience is developing their temperament and views on the world and themselves.
According to a survey done by Jesse Fox, Ph.D., 80% of women feel bad about themselves just by looking in the mirror (Dreisbach). This has happened because of social media being changed to make girls feel like they need to have a certain body shape. Models and celebrities in magazines and media show unrealistic beauty and it contributes to eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and much more (Seventeen magazine). Media has put lots of stress on women throughout history with changing body shapes. A survey done by Dove found results that 9 out of 10 women want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance.
In terms of Emily's depression, I can tell that her self perspective on her weight is most likely heavily influenced by mass media. Today, social media portrays specific body types as what is acceptable or considered good looking. Although everyone knows that every individuals is unique in their own way when it comes to body type, the media can still take a toll on the an individual's feelings and emotions. In addition, obesity is a prevalent issue in the U.S amongst adolescent around her age. In combination, rising obesity in teens and the heavy impact of mass media will definitely cause depression to skyrocket in adolescents.
According to a 2017 study by The Royal Society of Public Health indicted Snapchat and Instagram were the two to inspire feelings of inadequacy and anxiety in the age group between fifteen to twenty-five. Seven out the ten said Instagram made them feel worse about body image and half of the age group in between fourteen to twenty-four reported Instagram and Facebook exacerbated the feeling of anxiety. Two-thirds said Facebook made cyber-bullying worse. As result, we know most the young adults are receiving negative
For years people have played the “blame game” with media and its effects on society. It has been questioned whether the media helps or hurts more in its overall impacts. The media consists of magazines, advertisements, TV shows, and social pages such as Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter, and Facebook, all in which society seems to be addicted to. The real question is, is having all of these sources of media positively or negatively affecting society? Some people blame the media for harming society by causing eating disorders and a low self esteem.
Arbour uses overweight people as the butt of jokes, and she overtly shames them. "Fat shaming who came up with that?” she cried, “yes, shame people who have bad habits until they stop." She attempts to create a light-hearted attitude by using a myriad of jokes and stories about how fat people in her lie, but every one of them feel forced, and all are also incredibly offensive. In the span of two weeks, the video has over six million views. It has gotten Arbour so much negative publicity that she has blocked comments, likes, and she has to blocked people
People across the world worry about weight loss and healthy eating, some even take it to the extreme when it comes to dieting, which is causing major health concerns developing eating disorders. “Women are three times as likely to experience anorexia (0.9 percent of women vs. 0.3 percent of men) and bulimia (1.5 percent of women vs. 0.5 percent of men) during their life. They are also 75 percent more likely to have a binge eating disorder (3.5 percent of women vs. 2.0 percent of men).” (Chambliss & Eglitis, 2016 p.