Affects of Magazine Articles Essay

1088 Words Nov 13th, 2013 5 Pages
Persuasive Essay

Magazine advertisement sends unhealthy signals

In todays society the media implicates the basic idea of the perfect woman to be skinny and beautiful. But what is beautiful? Magazines everywhere promote the latest style and the way you should look to be what is considered “normal” or acceptable. Young girls should not have to worry about the clothes they wear and if it’s the next best thing just because the model on the cover said so.
If you look on any clothing magazine what do you see? A beautiful young thin girl with the perfect smile, skin is perfectly air brushed, hair looks styled to perfection. Young girls look at these women and think they have to imitate that image in that magazine to be beautiful,
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Shes placed in what seems like a bush outside in a forest, because there are tall leaves surrounding her. Her hair is wet as if she just took a shower. Her make up and lipstick look absolutely perfect. She has no imperfections that an outside looker could point out. Furthermore, the fragrance has nothing at all to do with what the model is doing. No where in the add does it say the price or how much fragrance is in the bottle in the picture. All it says is four words “the essence of joy”. The model in the picture doesn’t look like she is filled with joy at all. All I see when I look at this picture is a naked girl who has nothing to do with the product. In todays society “sex sells”. So consequently, this image is supposed to catch the audiences attention and make them want that fragrance and because its a beautiful young naked women it draws in its buyers.
Being a teenager and going through high school you are pressured to do a lot of things. And having the “right look” is what most girls in high school worry about. Going through these magazines are covered with the hot new styles and what the celebs are wearing to the grocery store and just because they threw it together you should wear it to school the next day; no matter how provocative or silly the outfit may be. They also give you the idea that with your next paycheck you should in fact spend 200

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