Bad Body Image Essay

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“47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures.” Says Michael Levine(3). Society has a negative effect on body image. Naturally, Society’s image of a perfect body is unreal and unnatural. All of the expectations can cause eating disorders and mental disorders. These expectations can cause insecurities in adults, teens, and even children who normally have little to no insecurities. Young children should not have to worry about the way they look or what they are wearing. Therefore, society needs to address the problem of creating negative body images. It can start by recognizing that unreal and unnatural body image can cause eating disorders and mental disorders.

“50% of teenage girls and 30% of
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“There is a big discrepancy there. The ideal image of women also tells us that women should be blonde, tan and have big breasts. Of course, she should be young and somewhat athletic. She should not have any physical disabilities. It doesn’t matter too much if she is smart, as long as she is physically attractive.” says Mirror Mirror a blog about eating disorders(5). How can someone meet all these expectations when cosmetic surgery is looked down upon and you are considered fake when you do have cosmetic surgery. There is a very slim chance you will have the “perfect” body society wants you to have naturally. Why do people have to have that “perfect” body everyone wants to have. The abs, buff arms, thin flat stomach, long hair, big lips, and athletic. These are just a few of society’s expectations. Society puts beauty into one category. However, there are over 7 billion people in the world. How can beauty be defined by just one category?

Some people think that society is not to blame. More so that their peers are to blame. the bullies, the pressures of friends, and trying to please people. Although where did these bullies, friend, and people get the idea of what is beautiful, Society. Society distills this idea in people that there can only be one type of beauty. However beauty standards are always changing. How can we expect people to keep up with them. Even if you could you would have to have
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