Media and Body Image

1118 Words Feb 20th, 2018 4 Pages
There are so many factors and reasons for our society changing. Today I find most people obsessively worried about their body image. We all have a body and at one time or another, we worry about it. Women and men are both being affected by media sources such as television, advertising, magazines, music, and video games; not to mention the photo manipulation that goes along with it all. Questions can be asked; such as, “Is this the way our society should be leaning [obsessing over our bodies]? What could happen from here? Are there any solutions?”
I am watching our society change how people view their bodies. When I was younger, I do not remember body image even being a topic that was regularly discussed. Not to say that people weren’t going through this previously, but it is that it just wasn’t something that was talked about every day. But now, as I get older, I’m starting to see these topics in the news more often and they are starting to affect people around me; like my family, friends, coworkers, etc...
A day hardly ever goes by without hearing something about body image in our society. It seems to be all around us today and there is little we can do to avoid it being around us. I don’t like seeing this affecting our society, because I see it changing us in a bad way. In gathering information on just how and why people worry about their body image, ideas on how to prevent this obsess on were also…