Another criticism of the Instagrammers shape unhealthy image will bring mental health problem to the female users is because the users do not satisfy with their own body shape. However, the media has set women with a thin body and slim body curve are the standard of beauty (Maran 2012). Social media has further developed this idea. Some of the famous Instagrammers are normal people before they go famous on Instagram. They become an Instagrammer because of their ideal body shape.
In Cindy Pierce’s article, “How Objectifying Social Media Affects Girl’s Body Image More Than You Think,” she argues that society controls how girls and women see themselves, and this will not be solved until they stop caring what other people think. Things celebrities and people we know post online make girls feel inadequate to the standards of others and in effect makes them unhappy with what they look like. Pressure is starting to build on girls at an early age and into adult hood to reach this standard of beauty set by social media. The only way to escape this feeling of being unworthy or less than the ladies in magazines is to become numb to the idea that women are not good enough. Women in magazines are photoshopped to sell products
When looking at photoshopping one important aspect is how it impacts an individual emotionally.” A lot of teens girls look down on themselves because their body does not look like most girls that they see” (Mazzeo). This basically means that a lot of teen girls are not confident with their own body. Models that have eating disorders and have trouble with their body use photoshopping app” (Mazzeo). This means that regular teen girls are not the only ones who have body insecurities. “When thinking badly of themselves can lead to depression and self-esteem”(Waynsheyn).
‘Participant B’ mentioned that some young women have self-esteem issues. It is possible that they may feel uncomfortable with few of the previous or current body-image trends. She further explained that a curvy woman who has always been confident with her body shape may slowly lose confidence during the period where people in social media keep publicizing the “thigh gap”. ‘Participant F’ suggested that young women who follow these trends are only doing it for the purpose of showing off their bodies/appearance which can lead to other women feeling upset or insecure about their own appearance. She also added that when women follow those trends and improve on their looks, they may be objectified and be used as a tool to attract people’ attention in advertising.
Children are focusing on their beauty and not their education, or relationships. Beauty pageants have a negative effect on female adolescents, because of low self esteem, children growing up too fast, and beauty enhancements performed on young girls. Self esteem and and bad relationships are effects on girls from participating in beauty pageants. Many young girls are also taught that they’re beauty is the most important thing. Furthermore many young girls have low self esteem from watching and competing in beauty pageants.
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) which comprises of low sex drive in women where she cannot get sexual urges or feelings. This condition can be disastrous to any relation as well as for a person herself. Low sex drive in women can be due to many factors which includes hormonal imbalance, medications, menopause and other medical related conditions. The condition however creates a lot of problems for women especially during sex. It is reported that many women experience painful moments due to vaginal dryness and other sexual obstructive conditions.
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.
Body image has become such a big issue among society especially females mostly. According to Mariana Gozalo, states “Using Will’s sociological imagination, I thought about how there are girls who wish to look skinny because it is what is being idolized on TV and magazines and online ads. “Social media make us believe that there is a “ideal body” shape. In my opinion, there is no such a thing as the ideal body shape, because everyone is beautiful in their own individual way. Many females get tricked by social media and that causes many psychological and medical problems.
Young girls believe that if they do not live up to the model magazine stereotype, than they have imperfections and blemishes. Young girls believe they need to attract boyfriends, own the latest trends, and have skinny bodies in order to have happiness in their lives. These young girls will join the Cult of thinness if they do not have any of these characteristics. Media plays a huge negative role on these young women, making them believe they have imperfections. These adolescents have a
Some girls with low self-esteem might take a proactive stance and bully another girl just to make herself look better. Emily might be this student-the one that is unsure of herself. Keisha also is struggling with her own self-esteem and fearing that Emily would think less of her, she joins in the bullying. Another motive of why the bullying is happening is because of the in-group/out-group phenomena ideology (Fluck, 2014, p. 572). Tasha is not fitting the norms of the group.