The Negative Effects of the Fat Acceptance Movement Nour Bazzi Lebanese American University Abstract The fat acceptance movement is a social organization, which main goals are to challenge fat stereotypes, encourage acceptance at any size and alter the cultural biases of overweight people, but this movement has been demonstrating slight prosperity in its results and instead it is causing negative side effects in society. The fat acceptance movement is encouraging unhealthy lifestyle in individuals, placing body image ahead of health, which could lead to life threatening diseases and even psychological problems. Another negative effect the Fat Acceptance Movement causes is that it offends low weight beings by even encouraging
By allowing professional athletes to use drugs, what message are we sending out to young sports players and those who idolize their sporting heroes? Is the goal to inform them on how to cheat, or how to use your own muscle and blood to win? Performance-Enhancing drugs used by athletes can cause many health problems and create an unfair advantage to other athletes. Many of the performance enhancers used have serious health risk and allow the use of such substances could cause peer pressure to all athletes to consider using them. Athletes dreaming to improve their performance the easy way are often the first you see to start using substances; this places them at risk of the many consequences.
Introduction+ Thesis We saw a lot of good product ads that stereotype people in different cultures after the post-World War II era. They represent unique values. The numbers of product ads that overuse stereotypes are increasing tremendously and portraying subjects in a negative manner. A sexual representation of model in the product ads is as equally attractive to young teenagers as its message. As young teenagers unintentionally become a victim of ad story created by advertisers, the influence of gender stereotype in product advertising results young teenagers in buying expensive things they don’t need, imitating an inappropriate behavior from good looking models, and facing health problems in their bodies.
A meta-analysis of data from 25 studies found that this effect was most pronounced in adolescents and in participants who valued thinness.9 Body-related self-esteem is particularly pertinent in young models as it relates to their career success. Criticism, teasing and bullying focused on food, weight and shape issues increase the risk of developing an eating disorder. Fashion models are frequently judged and evaluated on these domains and critical and hostile comments, under the guise of professional development, will increase the risk of developing eating
The Power of Oppressive Language Oppressive language is everywhere in mainstream society and can be found in pop culture, work and school environments. Degrading use of language has become such a comfortable part of our everyday life that it can be difficult for some people to acknowledge that their words are hurtful and unnecessary. Oppressive slang is especially common for teenagers because of the influence of rap artists and offensive television shows. The use of slang in pop culture gives people the idea that is is acceptable to use degrading terms and makes it difficult for our society to recognize their true meaning. The n-word is unique in the English language and is an example of oppressive slang that is still being used today.
In the article Body Image & the Media: An Overview, the author describes the ways in which people’s opinion of themselves are being altered due to the unrealistic standards being viewed in the media. Since the growth of media and internet, people have been greatly exposed to what a “perfect” body should look like. These unrealistic standards have taken a toll on people’s physical and mental health. One envisions a perfect body image and is concerned about how others will perceive them and how they perceive themselves.
Adolescences are surrounded by media platforms that encourages the ‘perfect idealistic’ body. Receiving messages and images from social and psychical platforms that indicates that males and females must obtain a slick, skinny lifestyle. Instead of celebrating cultural diversity, adolescent are being taught to hide their psychical features and conform them for a stereotypical look, children as young as 12 are turning to dangerous actives to obtain this physically unattainable weight goal. Photoshop holds a dangerous platform within the media by being allowed on pages of magazines/billboards, models are off digitally enhanced and manipulated before the being published this can lead to negative effects as children can aspire to change their features
Their health can also be affected incredibly, if they eat fast food way too much. Their money can also be majorly affected by advertisements if they choose to spend money on worthless products. The role of advertising in the lives of youth is extremely important, it makes or breaks their decisions with money, health and what they do with their life. To start us off, marketing companies may say that they are just “doing their job” but, in reality they are just taking advantage of every aspect of youth’s lives, including school! Like sometimes I’ll walk around school and I see a group of kids wearing a bunch of thrasher magazine t-shirts.
The younger generations see activities that celebrities are doing and suppose it is acceptable for them to do too. Communication isn't just exposing things to parents, it is also for the kids. An icon can act in a disobedient manner and the situation will be projected to the whole world. They are idols to many and now what they did could become a trend. With all the bad things kids are seeing, they could possibly start doing it too.
Gym goers are exposed to the media such as fitness maagzines, the television, newspapers, and the internet. This brings us back to the research topic, to examine the effect of body image portrayal in the media. During the interviews, all three participants agree that the portrayal of body image in the media affects its audience. The audience feel the need to change their body image to follow the “trends” set by the media. Participant C also mentioned that “fat” people often get teased because they are not what the media depicts to be “attractive”.