Influence Of Media On Body Image In America

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The media negatively influences female perception of the body image in America. Advertisements, magazines, billboards and commercials portray women to be thin and flawless. The media’s perception of the perfect body image causes women to have a low self-esteem that can influence eating disorders, such as, bulimia and anorexia. Media influences cause women to look at image rather than personality, and creates a negative opinion about heavy people. Advertisements such as magazines and billboards spend thousands of dollars to persuade women to be uncomfortable in their own skin. They illustrate on billboards and commercials worldwide their idea of the perfect women. The perfect woman is often perceived as a petite, Caucasian, long-haired, and
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