Media and Beauty

1592 WordsJul 14, 20187 Pages
The Media and Beauty Beauty is the interpretation of one’s physical body and the portrayal of the one’s own body so called body image exists within the mind. It is unbelievable that media world tries to exploit the body image which can affect an individual psychologically and physically whether it is in a good or bad way. In the article, “How the Media Keeps Us Hung Up on Body Image” by Shari Graydon, the author claims that women of all ages are suffering and media is the source to blame for influencing the women and triggering unhealthy, harmful medical problems. As strength, Graydon raises the attention of the readers by giving information on how media is affecting women through the usage of celebrities, professionals…show more content…
Although Graydon tires to use extreme evidences to prove her argument, the second part of her weakness is that she is focusing only on women that lead to being bias against men. Aside from mentioning solutions for children later on in the article, Graydon completely left out the part of men being affected by media. Although Graydon explains how media is harmful and shows that women are the victims of exposure to media by showing data from research, she is focusing too much on women. In the article, Graydon tells the readers about media targeting women by making fashion shows and Television shows such as Extreme Makeover and The Swan which are related with Beauty and body transformation (18). These materials that Graydon provides are all related mainly to women and girls. This shows and proves that Graydon is ignoring the men being increasingly targeted and affected by media since she is only stating about how women are being affected by the media. Derenne and Beresin said in their journal that “Men too are bombarded by media pressure. Pictures of thin, muscular, and perfectly coiffed “metrosexual” models appear in men’s magazines” (259). Authors are trying to assert that men are targeted by the media. This clearly indicates that not only women but also men are victims of media exposure. This also supports the argument of Graydon’s biasness towards women. Robera Honigman and David
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