Female Body Image

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"If you ask men about their body image, they will tell you they look better than they do. And if you ask a woman, she'll tell you she looks worse", (Gloria Steinem, 2014). This quote explains the mentality men and women have about body image. Nowadays, there are many impacts on women based on their bodies than there is on men. In the essay "Distorted Images", (Susan McClelland, 2017) social media, environmental pressure and advertising link to the theme of body image. Firstly, social media links to body image. The media has given a false image and influenced women to become someone they are not. In paragraph two Dhanani, (2017) mentions " When you have no role model to present the message that fat is repulsive, it's hard to realize you are an attractive women" (Susan McClelland, 2017, p. 98). Women do not feel lovable just because they are not skinny. Social media has become powerful and harmed females in many ways. For example, women use models as their role model and try to look like them. Up until the 19th century women kept themselves big. After the 19th century they tried to keep themselves skinny in unhealthy ways. Such as living into having eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia. This is wrong. Women should know that one's body is what makes us who we are and…show more content…
Females are pressured by the society. if they do not look like them then they are not a part of them. This is unacceptable because females are being forced to become someone they are not. The environment around them lowers their self esteem causing many other difficulties in their life. For example, causing them depression and eating disorders just because of how their body is. Opinions portrayed by society tend to influence people to be perfect. In "Distorted Images" (McClelland, 2017), stories of experience of a young female named Linda (2017) explains the impact of society that was put on her. Linda provides her
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