Persuasive Essay On Body Image

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Beau·ty: a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. The definition of beauty today, is icommonsurable from the dictionary definition. What if I told you that people were killing themselves trying to please society? Photoshopped images create extremely unrealistic expectations of body image and beauty. The modern definition of beauty is causing depression. Everyone has one image in mind, the angular, perfect skinned, thigh gapped models that we see everywhere. Well that’s just not the case. Eating disorders are already a huge problem, but are becoming an even bigger one. Research shows, 30 million people will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. 50% of women suffer, and 37% of men suffer. 45% of boys and girls in grades 3-6 want to be thinner, and 89% of girls have dieted by age 17. Not to mention, The rate of death for women with ED is 12 times higher than other women of similar ages. Having an eating disorder, is one of the biggest effects of depression. “Ultimately a negative body image can lead to unhappiness and depression both of which are also symptoms of low self-confidence. The saddest thing of all is that all of these negative feelings might be being brought about just so some company somewhere can sell more products.” “Specifically, those with shape/weight preoccupations had significantly higher levels of depression, anxiety, and suicidality than other patients with no body

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