Consequently, there is an approach that their brain chemistry may force them to the overeating (McMillen, 2011). This is a very tough issue, which leads women to the bulimia. The social features of the female provoke a competitive desire to have an attractive appearance. However, the obesity is a common problem of all genders, but the bulimia is more complex and typical for women.
So women have unattractive face will have lower self-esteem. Women self-esteem is according to others’ comments and views. They feel satisfaction when others appreciated and said they are pretty or they looked slim or they have good body image. Top models or every idol at TV programmes are look pretty and have long legs and slim. Perfect and ideal face is no defects on their face.
The binge-eating disorder occurs when the individual overeats in order to feel better about themselves or the situation in which they are in. Body image issues also result in depression, anxiety problems, and substance abuse problems. These effects may lead the girl or women to resort to cosmetic plastic surgery, which is said to be the best way to fix what a person believes to be wrong about their
When we open a fashion magazine, walk on the street or watch televisions, we can always see the images of slim models or advertising about building a slender body. The thin-ideal is popular in the social media of most countries and mass media touches every one with its strong and invisible influence. In mass media, including the elements such as advertising, images and articles in televisions and magazines, the thin-ideal seems to be an ordinary thing. However, the distorted thin-ideal images from the social media exaggerate the importance of thinness and have a negative effect on women, causing them to have reduced self-esteem and have weight lose actions which may lead to health problems. The exposure to thin-ideal body images may cause
This theory proposes that people are constantly evaluating themselves, and do so by comparing themselves to others (Festinger,1954).The article highlights two types of social comparisons the upward comparisons and the lower comparisons. Upward comparisons are when people compare themselves to someone else and find themselves to be lacking. Whereas the downward comparisons occur when people compare themselves with others and find the other people lacking. When women compare themselves to thin media figures while evaluating their own attractiveness, and cannot match what is physically portrayed, body dissatisfaction can occur (Tantleff-Dunn &Gokee,2002). Bailey and Ricciardelli(2010) found that upward comparisons are one of the strongest reasons for body dissatisfaction.
By indicating the scale has an authority over the woman, we understand the eating disorder's impact is dominating and ruling. Similarly, the choice for this photo to be black and white adds another element to the intensity of the eating disorder for the woman. Colour is an element of stimulus to promote expression and emotion; therefore, the lack of colour suggests expressing a normal life is nonviable, and the impact from the eating disorder overrules any possibility to live
INTRODUCTION: Body image is something that has been a concern for people, mostly women, these days. It has been an inevitable cycle since the early 21st century. Slade and Russels show that body image disturbance lies at the heart of anoriexia (1973) that is why anorexia always comes up in a body image problem. Nonetheless, most pictures of a perfect woman today shows that they need to be skinny in order to be perfect or to claim the title of being ‘perfect’.
Social comparison theory also plays a part on how being perfectly thin connects to body disatisfaction. The theory propose that individuals are always self-evaluating and by doing that, they matched their appearance with the others’. The negative effects could be initiated by introduction to media image throught the process of social comparison (Tiggermann and Slater, 2003). Women disappointed themselves while assessing their own appeal and find out that they cannot match what the media portrayed. As these pictures appear more and more, they might get into the sub-conscious part of then brain, concequensly, body dissatisfaction can
Proponents of Western culture’s influence on society will often praise the new clothing styles and trends or innovative fashion designers. However, there is one social group that continues to be heavily impacted by the social constructs formulated among those in the Western society: women. More specifically, women have become extremely subject to upholding the absurd beauty standards set by modern society. With the implemented preconceived notion that beauty is derived from being tall, thin, and hourglassed shaped, women have resorted to unhealthy eating trends to compensate for their low self esteem. With the considerable amount of research conducted on how Western culture influences eating disorders upon young women, it was reported that
Seid then goes on to present the point of view of women in this turn in societies beliefs. Seid argues that women are more affected by this strive to be thin and that if they do not follow this they will be looked at differently then the everyday thin women. She does this by showing the perspective of future historians looking back on this subject and saying that this “religious” appeal to slenderness was only for those that believed in how they were perceived over their own thoughts and
In society today, the female body is something tough to compete with. Writer Susan Bordo, focuses on the relationship between femininity, notions of control and illnesses such as anorexia and agoraphobia in her written work “The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity”. Similarities are touched upon in the documentary “Codes of Gender”. This is a film surrounding commercial realism, and how both men and women are looked at in advertisements (Sully 2012).