Social Media And Its Effects On Society

1240 WordsApr 11, 20155 Pages
Magazines and advertisements are full of beautiful women that do not appear to have a single flaw. These women are constantly portrayed to be popular, happy, and have it all together. Many adolescents viewing these ads or reading these magazines are constantly comparing themselves to these women. It feels almost impossible to be just like these models. This is most likely a result of these women being airbrushed and enhanced to appear to be exceptionally more flawless than they actually are. The standard of body shape that the media presents influences how people view themselves, and can possibly lead to long term health issues. The “perfect body” is most commonly viewed as a thinner figure with a defined waist. No one ever said that women were made to fit into this mold of the perfect body. The social media has created a standard of beauty that consists of the “perfect body”. Most famous people fit into this standard, so it is no shock that many teenage girls feel the pressure to be just like them. According to Mirror Mirror Eating Disorders, “If we consider society’s idea of the perfect body image for women based on the average fashion model, we would think that the perfect woman was about 5’10” and weighed only 120 pounds. However, the National Center for Health Statistics reports that the average woman is only about 5’4” and weighs 169 pounds. There is a big discrepancy there.” The women that are shown as the most beautiful and selected for runway model positions
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