Emotions Of Self Esteem: Body Image And Self-Esteem

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Mirror, mirror on the wall whose the fairest of them all? Sounds familiar right? Everyday Snow Whites stepmother would ask her magic mirror, who is the fairest of them all, the mirror would respond, “You are” until Snow White begins to grow up. At this time, her wicked stepmother asked, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the fairest of them all” the mirror quickly replies, “Snow White is.” The responds she gets back is not what she wants to hear. Many girls have become upset with what they see in the mirror and are concern about their appearance. They struggle to find one thing they like about themselves in the mirror’s reflection and realize that they need more products and clothes to be beautiful.
Overtime, the ideal woman has changed drastically.
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It is hard for them to see that they are important and have full potential. The feelings can lead to thoughts and emotions about the body and can change the teens eating habits. In the article “Body Image and Self-Esteem,” it is said that puberty, media, and families influences a person’s self-esteem. When the teen’s body begins to change, it wants to feel accepted by others and because media is here to also influence them, they start comparing themselves to ideals. Due to society, how women and young girls view body image will not only affect their self-esteem but also their …show more content…
Through the media and magazines, every young teen begins to find a way on how to make their own body look like celebrities and models. “This constant comparison can really impact negative body image” (Dr. Swartz). The impact of how society is growing leads to eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge. This disorder, which usually begins at a young age, involves extreme weight loss or even obesity. Young girls who suffer from anorexia can be life threatening because when they look at themselves, they think they look overweight. As a result, they eat as little as possible and strive to maintain a low body weight. Teens with anorexia see themselves as overweight even though they are thin from starving themselves and bulimia disorder eat very large portion of food and then try to get rid of the extra calories through vomiting or excessive exercise. Binge eating disorder is similar to anorexia and bulimia because they would eat regularly on food but do not try to get rid of the extra calories. They may even eat when they are not hungry and after will feel guilty or ashamed. This disorder involves unhealthy eating problems that will begin to grow to the point where they can’t control

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