Fashion Industry Research Paper

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The Beauty Industry Not So Beautiful The amount of eating disorders in both men and women are at an all- time high across the country. Eating disorders and negative body image, have the highest fatality rate out of all mental illnesses. Not only are our self-body image issues increasing, our beauty and fashion industries profit is increasing. In Both the beauty, and fashion industries, the standards are unrealistic and are causing; eating disorders and negative body images on both men and women. These industries standards need to show a dramatic change, to fit a healthy lifestyle, or with investigations need to be held responsible for these disorders.
Body image is exactly what you perceive yourself to be. Say, a male who is underweight
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A male who is overweight may perceive themselves as two times less than what they are: this issue is called body dysmorphia. Issues such as body dysmorphia or other body image issues, can come in affect when a person or an event takes place that makes you feel a negatively towards your body. For example; “the gymnast who is continually chided by her coach and fellow athletes to lose a little weight, may develop a deeply ingrained and long standing dissatisfaction with her body, no matter how thin she becomes.” (Eating Disorder Hope). Once body image issues begin, unless the process is stopped, eating disorders begin. This is because you begin to take actions in order to change the way you look. Eating disorders are when healthy eating habits become unhealthy: whether that is to reduce food intake and over exercise or to increase food intake and take extreme measure to get rid of that …show more content…
Although, the most popular fashion industries are only showing thin models to present their "modern" clothes. Schwarz goes on to state that he believes anorexia is all cultural and psychological. These two things do play a big part in anorexia. He points out culture being a part of eating disorders and, culturally is just what I 'm arguing. Our culture today embraces; thin women with long hair, long legs, and clear skin and bashes anyone who looks a slight different. Which leads to body image issues and eventually, eating disorders. "It makes a decent publicity gimmick, but there 's a reason they always go back to slender models: Clothes look better on them." “The idea that skinny look better”, needs to change, it is all a selling tactic, they put their clothes on unrealistically shaped men and women, in order to show off their clothing line. (Schwarz) When we are looking at the clothes, we are also looking at the models wearing them. We are comparing ourselves to them, asking ourselves how we would look in that shirt. When really we all should be focus on self-acceptance and health. These industries make us question how we can look like that model or how can we be that skinny or that

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