The Media's Influence On Body Image

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In contemporary times, one of the main aspects of its culture is the media. The media has developed a powerful influence on many teens and young adults. One of the messages the media endlessly sends out is body image. The media conditions what “beautiful” or “attractive” women are supposed to look like, and consequently, many young women now establish their body image in accordance with the standards the media has promoted. Because of the significant emphasis on body image, countless girls and women are now struggling with self-esteem, eating disorders, depression, and other harmful effects caused by the impossible body standards of society. One of the prime issues with body shaming, is that people do not recognize it as an actual problem.

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