Ideal Body Image

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There is a lot of controversy when it comes to the issue in whether or not females have excessive pressure to have the perfect bodies. This issue has led to many concerns. Therefore, some individuals argue that females should just be happy with their own personal image. However, 1 out of every 10 teens tried to end their lives because they were experiencing depression and they just wanted to fit in. There is too much pressure on females to have the ideal body image. Females are constantly lowering their self-esteem because they don’t feel as pretty as the girls in magazines and they spend most of their time comparing themselves to celebrities and models. Society and Social media have high expectations towards the looks of a woman. They expect for a female to be fit, thin, and have a pretty face. Social media is everywhere continuously producing weight loss commercials showing fit bodies, recommending diet pills and nutritional shakes.…show more content…
The majority of females who want to look perfect and satisfy societal norms end up with depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, drinking, or even suicide. Every 62 minutes at least one individual dies because of eating disorders and in total, 30 million have problems with these disorders in the U.S. Depression and suicide is very common in girls between their teenage years and only 30% of them are treated for it. Sometimes being in depression makes an individual do or act a certain way. For example, drinking is one of the major problems that teens do to escape from their problems. It has been proved that many individuals who commit suicide had been drinking. In the article, Teen Ink the author stated, “The struggle to be thin is not only the primary cause for eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia, but also leads to low self-esteem and severe depression.” This clearly reveals that the excessive amount of pressure on girls can lead to all these harmful
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