The Influence Of Media Stereotypes

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Put differently, it illustrates how media saturated the world is, and thus how prolific the skinny paragon is. Thus, the overwhelming body ideals presented by the media translate to an equally overwhelming presence of these ideas in the real world. This universality of this notion can affect females’ physical health because when they start to lose weight to attain the “optimal” weight, it can cause health problems and problems with eating. The impact on the mental and emotional health is, when they cannot lose the weight, they acquire a lower sense of self esteem, more so than it already is. In terms of social health there is a fear that being overweight and obese can lead to less social interactions due to the negative societal stereotypes
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