Marilyn Monroe's Influence On Society And The Media

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Marilyn Monroe once said, “To all the girls that think you are fat because you are not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, it’s society that is ugly.” Marilyn was a famous sex symbol in the 1950’s. Her body wasn’t like the bodies of girls we see in the media today. But to her, it didn’t matter. She knew she was beautiful and that was all that mattered. I agree with Marilyn. Every girl is beautiful just the way she is. Society and the media play a major part in our lives. They shape the way we do and see things. The media teaches what we should look and act like, then society conforms to that point of view, and if you don’t conform you are considered “weird” or “abnormal.” I can’t tell you how many times I have conformed to what the media …show more content…

Everyone knows a teenage girl who isn’t self-confident because she isn’t pretty enough, skinny enough, smart enough, funny enough, etc. It has gotten to the point where girls will go to extreme limits to become what the media teaches them. I hate when a girl says that she is ugly. It breaks my heart because they are beautiful inside and out. They just can’t see it because the media and society show them what they “should look like.” But everyone goes through this. I, myself have gone through serious body-image struggles in the past few years. My sophomore year my family moved to Salina and I started going to school at South. By the end of the year I had beaten myself up because I wasn’t considered “pretty enough” for society and the media. So, I decided to change what they didn’t like. The summer between my Sophomore and Junior year I joined the cheer team, learned how to do my makeup, got contacts, dyed my hair blonde, and lost a little weight. I went back to school that August feeling a lot better about myself. As the year went on, I started feeling depressed because I got back into that state of not being satisfied with

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