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Negative Body Image

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As a wise man once said, “To love yourself is to understand you don't need to be perfect to be good.” However young girls have so much pressure put on them to look in a way that is not only unrealistic but also unhealthy. As a result of this, young girls have a very negative body image and self-confidence.The problem is the unrealistic body standards that media and society have set for girls. According to SSCC, the average American woman is 5’4 and 140 pounds. There is a clear problem when the media is only advertising women that are 5’11 and 117 pounds, which is the average American model. Even though the body of a model is very rare and uncommon,girls are expected to look like they do. However, by promoting a positive body campaign, stopping the portrayal of fake and photoshopped models in the media, and expanding the diversity of models, we could lift unrealistic body standards and start accepting everybody as beautiful. Creating a more positive outlook on all body types is the idea around a positive body campaign. Body positivity is starting to make its way into company's advertising and campaign. Dove started their own self-esteem project to include and represent people from all nationalities and body types. Dove took a pledge to help build up girls confidence by advertising real women and promising to never photoshop images, “The pledge goes along with Dove’s Self-Esteem Project, which will continue to educate young women to realize their full potential.”( Ilchi 1).
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