Media's Influence On Eating Disorders And Women

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The media has developed significantly over the years, especially in the field of advertising. Television, magazines, and music videos are some of the strongest elements influencing societies attitudes and behaviors in the United States. Eating disorders and unhealthy eating habits are on the rise, due to the distorted vision of the world and social expectations the media presents to us. With the constant exposure and availability to media outlets, the media creates an unrealistic appeal to excessive thinness. Women internalize these ubiquitous messages that being thin is the only way to be beautiful, however, women internalize these detrimental messages, and as a result, fall into unhealthy eating habits and severe eating disorders. Additionally,

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