The Effects Of Social Media On Women And Men

947 WordsApr 30, 20174 Pages
Social media is a big part in today’s society. Visual platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat deliver the tools that allow teens to earn approval for their appearance and compare themselves to others. People follow the biggest stars and models, but what are these celebrities really doing? Where girls are required to be slim and short, the ideal for boys and men is a well-muscled and ripped look. Today, women everywhere want to get that fit body, the flat stomach, and the thigh gap or perfectly muscled body because most women are never satisfied; whereas the men are living at the gym and getting ripped: they are both looking for approval from their peers, the opposite sex, and the approval of society. Males may start an…show more content…
As for these women, most of them have: an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, problems in relationships, substance abuse problems, and various health problems all to “fit in”. These women have all of these problems, because they think if they can be like the girls in the magazines or on the billboards, they will be accepted. Our tweens and early teens are a time when children become more aware of celebrities and media images — as well as how other kids look and how they fit in. Girls and boys might start to compare themselves with other people or media images. All of this can affect how they feel about themselves and their bodies even as they grow into young adults. When the kids grow into young adults, they get social media, they have all these sources to media. They see all these people with the body thats perfect. In their eyes, they are not perfect. They are not accepted. They are not good enough. What they are wanting is to be accepted and wanted and good enough. So the young women look up all these at home workouts and healthy food. All these young men hit the gym and pre workout. “A new study of a national sample of adolescent boys, published in the January issue of JAMA Pediatrics, reveals that nearly 18 percent of boys are highly concerned about their weight and physique. They are also at increased risk for a variety of negative outcomes: Boys in the study who were extremely concerned about weight were more likely to be depressed, and
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