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Ideal Women In The Media

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Everyday women suffer more and more from body issues which result from the media amplifying standards of beauty which are unrealistic and having both men and women enforce these impossible standards. Even though it is easy to think that these standards are the media's fault Derenne & Beresin explain that this trend is not new “Throughout history, the dominant political climate and cultural ideas always have shaped the public's perception of the ideal female body” Beresin and Derenne pg 57. This quotation supports the fact that the problems of body expectation goes way back and that this is not a new problem, it is just an evolution of a monster. An example of how the cultural and political ideas change is “ Society valued competent, strong
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