Thesis Effects Of Social Media

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Topic: How social media has effect on body images, socially and personally.

General Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to inform about the effects social media has.

Specific Purpose: The purpose of this speech is to bring light to the relationship that social media influence and body image have with one another by informing with 3 effects.

Thesis Statement: Having an ideal body and a person’s idea of it can be pulled from social media, positive regard how it can be influenced by self esteem, and mass media as a whole.

Introduction: Entertainment and fashion media sustain what is considered a body norm in today’s day and age, and in my speech I’ll not only describe, but support with proof how these media outlets are continuously presenting
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First Main Point: Social media and its role with body image.

A. #Fitspo, #Fitspiration, two hashtags that have become a movement of healthier living online on several social media platforms that have raised concerns amongst doctors. We know that a week juice cleanse or cleansing every vegetable in site won’t shed every wrong eating decision we made after 10 pm on a stressful night … Or do we?

B. Allison Fox published an article on Huffington post stating, “Maria Kang is the entrepreneur and “fit mom” who made headlines in 2013 with her offensive “What’s Your Excuse?” Facebook photo suggesting busy moms who didn’t exercise are lazy. Today, she has a different message.” (Fox, 2016) While Maria was once on board with the #fitspo trends, she now is an advocate of being yourself, Maria stated, “It doesn’t matter if you are skinny, fit, overweight, or obese, if you don’t live in gratitude, you will never see what you truly have and who you truly have.”

Transition: Maria has a social following of thousands of people, and while her headlines bought her great attention, her posts about self-advocation resulted in a better response from the public. Now that I’ve talked about social media and its role with body image, I’m going to talk about positive regard and how it can be influenced by
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Now that I’ve talked about positive regard and how it can be influenced by self-esteem, I’m going to talk about mass media.

III. Third Main Point: Mass media and its role in negative body image.

A. While questioning why our bodies is one thing, comparing our bodies and comparing them to what’s being advertised on the internet, television, and the internet is another realm. It’s become normal to show both men and women in the spotlight who are dramatically skinnier than every day people – especially with the help of photo shop.

B. In the text Eating Behaviors an analysis that was done stated, “adult females exposed to the thin-ideal body through the media were more likely to report higher body dissatisfaction and increased use of disordered eating behaviors.” (2016) It’s hard to be content when comparing ourselves to material that morphed into being aesthetically pleasing.

Transition: Now that I’ve talked about mass media and its role in negative body image, I’d like

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