Furthermore many young girls have low self esteem from watching and competing in beauty pageants. According to psychologists, it is unhealthy for girls to watch and compete in pageants. For example the television show, “Toddlers and Tiaras” teaches young vulnerable girls that beauty is
Since early childhood, you are influenced greatly by what you watch, people who surround you and especially by your elders. We as children, see adults such as Kim Kardashian being famous for nothing; she just fights with her siblings and leeks her sex tapes. That is a nice role model, right? We believe that there’s an easy path to fame because we see it on TV, and forget that maybe that’s not what being successful is about. When
Have you ever wondered how most of the reality t.v. stars have got their fame? It’s from acting stupid in front of a camera just to see if they can get fans from it. Reality tv shows can set bad examples for teens and younger because they look up to the reality stars and think of them as role model and will try to do the things they do. Most of the things they do are just staged and they actors won’t even actually do the challenge.
The current ideal for feminine bodily perfection is reflective of cultural obsessions, currently this lies in achieving and maintaining an adolescent-like silhouette. The societal pressures now enforced on women, more than ever through the use of social media, implies the expectation to have no body fat. This has led an exorbitant amount of woman and girls to become diagnosed with eating disorders. More women than men are joining weight watching groups or support groups for their over eating habits. There is now also the cultural idea of “spot-reducing”, targeting specific areas to reduce or enhance, specifically the butt, boobs, or stomach.
The Disney Princess Effect”, really dives into the stereotyping females feel at such a young age. The sexualization of females being the highest form of stereotyping towards women. “In television shows, for instance, women are represented in far more diverse roles - they are lawyers, doctors, politicians. But they are always sexy. A women might run for high political office, but there is almost always analysis about whether she is sexy, too(page 512, Everything’s An Argument),” Hanes explains about how women are sexualized within television.
Not all but a significant amount of these celebrities tend to be drug & alcohol users and addicts, and this behaviour is portrayed in the media towards the rest of the society. This behaviour pressures the average person to feel the need to fit in and they, therefore, follow in these celebrities footsteps hoping to fit in. Beauty over brains - The media/ fashion industry shows that someone does not need to be smart but needs to be pretty. This leads the majority to focus mostly on their outward appearance than to focus on their education. This leads mainly girls to eating disorders and body mutilation so that they can look like what the media portrays to be
Psychological Effect: Self-confidence and Self-esteem According to Greenberg (2013), approximately 20% of the girls between the age of 8 and 18 who are using makeup say that they felt unappealing and undesirable without wearing makeup. And as a result of the survey she conducted, girls are wearing or using makeup in early age. They are also influenced by their celebrity idols, other people in TV shows and by the people in the environment they belonged. It says that women are more comfortable going out and socializing when they are wearing makeups. It also implied that the reasons why girls in early age prefer using makeup are because they are copying what older people around them do.
The females are used mostly to advertise cosmetics and are often shown as seductresses who are the desire of every man. One other type of women in commercials are the ones who are worried about their looks. They use wide variety of facial and body cosmetics and preserve a healthy and fashionable lifestyle. Nonetheless, on a closer look one can observe that usually these beautiful women are really thin, leading to the expectation that in order to be healthy and beautiful one has to
Another criticism of the Instagrammers shape unhealthy image will bring mental health problem to the female users is because the users do not satisfy with their own body shape. However, the media has set women with a thin body and slim body curve are the standard of beauty (Maran 2012). Social media has further developed this idea. Some of the famous Instagrammers are normal people before they go famous on Instagram. They become an Instagrammer because of their ideal body shape.
They are talented enough but the insecurities in them have always hindered from stepping ahead. They are already scared and the criticisms have made it even worse,” he says Whether be it for an ad-shoot of a brand or simply for representing a beauty campaign, from the history itself, there has always been a fixed trend for choosing models. We rarely see plus-size ladies endorsing the products. This is because the pool is reserved for top actresses or regular slim models. Companies fear to try something new in the market because they fear of customers not appreciating it.