Social Media 's Ideal Body Image For Woman

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Femininity, on the other hand, is defined as the attributes and nature of the female sex (Merriam Webster/Femininity). Related words to femininity include “girlishness”, “womanhood”, “effeteness”, and “womanly” (Merriam Webster/Femininity). When images for “femininity” are researched, most depict beautiful, perfectly made up, extremely skinny women wearing pink clothing with long, flowing hair. This photo description is social media’s ideal body image for woman. Because of this, sixty nine percent of girls in fifth through twelfth grade reported that pictures on certain types of social media influenced their perception of the ideal body image and forty seven percent of girls in that same age group reported feeling pressure to lose weight because of a picture seen on a certain type of social media (ANAD). This perception often leads to eating disorders in young women (Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders). About three percent of women suffer from anorexia nervosa in their lifetime (ANAD), and social media may influence the development of many cases. Social Media Endorsements As social media has grown, businesses have come to realize the power that accounts with many followers wield. In 2013, two exercise clothing and equipment companies were in the top ten most followed brands on Instagram-- Nike filled the number one spot and Adidas filled the number four spot (Leading Brands Ranked). Holders posting about fitness accumulate around 2.5 million followers, and these

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