Body Image Issues Affecting Women

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Media is all around us, it 's in our house, school, and social life. My generation has been raised on it. There is not a day we don 't see it. We are informed about it through newspaper, Facebook, Television, online, and in video games. Is it good for us to be constantly bombarded with it? It causes body image issues for men, which results in them constantly thinking they are small and pushes them towards steroid use. It causes body image issues for women, which results in anorexia and eating disorders. Media causes us to be violent and it changes the way we live.
Men have body issues, we don 't like to admit but we do. I know I do. I see people in magazines and on TV that are big and ripped. I also will never be satisfied with how I look.
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They see these ultra-skinny models on television, social media, magazines, and in their social life. There is no way of escaping it either. Some of the women models they see have eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia. These women usually have skinny legs, flat stomachs, curves and a thigh gap. These models have gotten continuously thinner since Marilyn Monroe’s time in the 1950’s. A typical model now is twenty percent underweight. (CNN World News, 2006 pg. 44). “A person is diagnosed anorexic if they are fifteen percent underweight”. (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, pg.44). This unhealthy exposer makes women feel fat and makes them want to lose weight, but the sad thing is they can only loose so much weight and they still do not think they are skinny enough which causes them to get eating disorders. The common eating disorders women get are anorexia and bulimia. Both of these diseases are caused by women thinking that they are fat when actually they are deathly skinny. Anorexia is when women do not eat or eat very minimal calories. They are scared to take in any calories. Sometimes they are so scared of consuming calories that they do not put any lip balm or chap stick on. Bulimia is when a women eat normal or some eat as much as they can and after they are done with their meal they go and throw it up. “In the United States, 20 million women are diagnosed and suffers from an eating disorder. (Wade, Keski-Rahkonen, & Hudson, 2011,

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