Body Image Essay

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Body Image in Our World How many women and men are unsatisfied with their body image? How many people could say that they have never judged someone based solely on their looks or their body figure? Body image in the world today consists of the perfect figure for both men and women. The perfect body figure resembles an in shape, healthy, and tan body. Though being skinny and being in shape are two different concepts. Many women struggle with what other people think about their body image. Becoming doubtful, unhappy, and unconfident about their own body can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle down the road. This feeling of depression could lead to dangerous malnutrition to the human body. Men also have problems with their body image such as their …show more content…
For example, when little girls play with Barbie and Ken dolls. The perfect figure of that doll sinks into their heads making them think that they have to look just like Barbie when they grow up. Barbie is tan, tall, and beautiful, but that does not mean that she is the perfect role model for girls. Captain America action figures are also an unhealthy role model for little boys. Those action figures tell little boys that they have to be over six feet tall and have several large upper body muscles to have a perfect body image (Preston). Quenqua reports, “The model of feminine beauty is now more toned and fit and sculpted than it was a generation ago” (351). The body image of this world has changed greatly over time. The perfect figure for a woman is about having a flat stomach, a six pack, or small thighs (Quenqua …show more content…
This percentage could be very high because of insecurity of the body (Quenqua 349). Many women tend to starve their self because they are not satisfied with their own body. For example, eating problems like bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating are all very serious unhealthy ways to maintain the body image among women. Nearly fifty percent of women have bulimia which is an intake of food in a small period of time followed by gagging. About sixty-five percent of women have a problem with starvation. Anorexia is a panic of gaining weight and starvation. More than sixty percent of women have a binge eating disorder. Binge eating is an overwhelming eating disorder with a feeling of regret afterwards. Eating disorders like these are more common in women than in men. These eating disorders are all harmful things that a person can do to their body to have the body image of their dreams. (Burlew

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