Media's Definition Of Beauty

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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of beauty is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit (‘Beauty”). Society distorts woman’s ideals of beauty standards through media and unrealistic views. The media portrays beauty as something that can only be accomplished through appearance. In result of the media 's definition of beauty, this can lead to individuals suffering from low self esteem and eating disorders. This standard of beauty is presented to girls at a young age. Beauty is something that should be found within a person, and based not on their outward appearance. Media portrays beauty as something that can only be accomplished through appearance. Media claims women need to be a certain size, to be considered beautiful. According to the media, thinness is the ideal shape, and is expected for women to be considered attractive. This idea of beauty has been portrayed in movies, television, social media, magazines, and everyday life. Statistics states that today forty-two percent of young girls in grades first through third want to be thinner (“Gender, Race, and the Media”). From this statistic, it’s clear to see that these girls feel this way because the media advertises women as being perfect. The use of photoshop is another factor in why young girls think beauty is accomplished through appearance. Celebrities are known to always look perfect in
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