How Media Has Changing People Essay

812 Words Feb 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Goodbye to Girlhood. (Article 34)
The main idea of this article was describing how media was changing people, mainly females about how they look and act. Media was described as taking over girl’s lives. For example, by showing them unrealistic views and acts of other girls their age. It has been studied and more females have gotten diagnosed with depression, eating disorders, or very low self-esteem now at a lower age. Now, girls are focusing on being/looking sexy and fitting in rather than being themselves and acting their age.
Examples in this article supporting the topic were how girls can’t find clothes that are their age. They are all “crop tops’, too short for them to wear, or too tight to feel comfortable in or look their age. Girls are focused on being and looking sexy rather than being themselves and wear what they want to wear. A studied showed how girls have been diagnosed with eating disorders, low self-esteem, or depression at a much earlier age than before media has been so big.
Most of this information in this article was found in the human sexuality book. It talked about how girls follow the “norms”. They want to fit in and so they follow the media and what it portrays at the time. It always comes out to be a negative effect and some of the girls have been diagnosed with social, psychological, or emotions problems.
I agree with this “Goodbye to Girlhood” article. I felt like it described the problems that younger girls are facing today. It explained how girls…

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