Photoshop is shaping an outrageously perfect standard that people strive to reach. This computer program is taking away from all natural beauty and making people do extremely damaging things to themselves to reach that “perfect waist line.” Why must Hollywood create such irrational goals for people to achieve? Even some celebrities say that they would rather not have their photos touched up. When teens look at these amazing pictures of other famous teens their self-esteem lowers, and with hormones running wild this can take a negative toll on a teen's confidence.
In the essay “A Woman’s Body: Put Down or Power Source” by Susan Sontag and excerpt from the film “America the Beautiful” directed by Darryl Roberts, it emphasizes the “power of beauty” .Women are fascinated with a beauty that is unreal, made-up, and doesn’t exist. Young adults are unhappy with their bodies because of the unachievable standards of beauty portrayed in social media, several aspects of video and print media. This unhappiness causes young adults to obsess with achieving an unrealistic body image which in turn, causes low self -esteem and excessive dieting which can also lead to eating disorders such as anorexia. Young adults feel rejected because of their looks, provoking dissatisfaction and unhappiness with their appearance.
Cancer surgeons thought, falsely, that each time the surgery was radicalized even more, the more successful it would be. “Pumped up with self confidence, bristling with conceit, and hypnotised by the potency of medicine, oncologists pushed their patients and their discipline to the brink of disaster” (Mukherjee 223). Today less invasive surgeries are performed with the better results and less
A lot of the brand's advertisements showed pictures of teenage models, some who were speculated to be just 15 years of age in extremely sexual and erotic manners. Despite the company insisting that these advertisements were not pornographic or erotic in nature, the campaign was considered by some as a form of soft porn or the promotion of casual sex in association with the product. In 1999, the company got into more heat from the media when advertisements of young children wearing just Calvin Klein underwear and nothing else aired on international television. This advertising campaign was removed from television only one day after it aired as the backlash from the public was immense. A spokesperson from the company insisted that these advertisements were aimed to capture the same warmth of something that is present on a family shot.
Adolescences are surrounded by media platforms that encourages the ‘perfect idealistic’ body. Receiving messages and images from social and psychical platforms that indicates that males and females must obtain a slick, skinny lifestyle. Instead of celebrating cultural diversity, adolescent are being taught to hide their psychical features and conform them for a stereotypical look, children as young as 12 are turning to dangerous actives to obtain this physically unattainable weight goal. Photoshop holds a dangerous platform within the media by being allowed on pages of magazines/billboards, models are off digitally enhanced and manipulated before the being published this can lead to negative effects as children can aspire to change their features
Futhermore, professional athletes have been motivated and convinced to use drugs with little understanding of the healthy risks of the supplement(s). Therefore, it is a worrying alarm to parents because our innocent young athletes rely on adults for their enlightenment. if this is the case what would our defenseless adolescent athletes do? They would easily be manipulated and start in taking drugs into their vulnerable and innocent
Written almost two centuries ago, “The Birthmark” is an early form of our present-day obsession with a flawless, perfect physical state. Our society has numerous ways of showing just how far they will go to show their passion for physical perfection. Like in “The Birthmark” our society makes physical changes through plastic surgeries because for one reason or another they are not happy with themselves. While most of the time people make their own decisions about changing their look, it was Aylmer who convicted Georgina to let him change her look.
When dieting, training and legal supplements all failed to produce the magazine-like results, respondents realized that they would need illegal supplements to achieve their goals” (758). Therefore, such social standards can make an individual feel inadequate, and, as a result, turn to steroids. The relation between cultural expectations and recreational steroid use can be further examined in the aspect of one’s desired love life or partner.
Every day commercials advertise unrealistic body image. Commercials are not the only culprits. Mass media such as television shows also portray women and men with fit bodies and nicer appearances than the average citizen. Commercials and mass media promote a limited body standard which causes a negative outlook in teen body image as well as lowers self-esteem.
In fact unrealistic body image is used in any superhero we can name, from Superman to Wonder Woman and more. I believe that body image found in superheroes has a negative effect on the viewers because it will lead to these children or adults losing weight, taking steroids, and working out excessively. “Male stereotypes include being powerful, both mentally and physically, and initiators in sexual and non-sexual situations. Female stereotypes, in contrast, include being weaker than men, both mentally and physically, and being followers(viz.
In conclusion, media consumption plays a imperative role in the consumer consumption, especially in teenagers. Often we are bombarded with negative propaganda and negative messages that can lead to hating our self-image and lowering our self- confidence. It is alright and healthy to look like a woman, curves. It is not healthy to look emaciated and malnourished. Beauty is not about how many ribs you can see, or how bony your legs are.
The pressure to be beautiful is an overwhelming wave that is rushing over the youth of today, particularly with girls. Girls are taught from a young age that in order for them to be worthy they must fit into a narrow, and often unhealthy, mold. Leaving many young girls vulnerable, and searching for a way alter their appearance in order to fit said mold. Covergirl, an American cosmetic brand, capitalizes off of that insecurity. In 2010 Covergirl launched a commercial featuring Taylor swift that utilizes Ethos, Pathos, and Logos; with the goal of persuade makeup wearers to purchase their makeup over other brands.