Men And Women Develop Different Perceptions Of Their Bodies Essay

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Men and women develop different perceptions of their bodies. Media and the gender norms play a big role in shaping those different perceptions. With the televisions, the internet, and contemporary movies, media has a strong hold on women’s and men’s personal perceptions of what beauty and masculinity is supposed to be. Women should have a hourglass shape and be beautiful and men should have muscles and be strong. Because of this, Lightstone said that it has been known to contribute to some women and men experiencing eating disorders like anorexia and images of unrealistic bodies and men and women become depressed when they cannot mean the body images that they want., (2012). This topic is important because the media is making men and women feel certain ways and finding out the statistics on this data will help me understand if the media really is the corrupt behind women and men feeling bad about themselves.
The six studies that I reported on covered are The impact of body emphasizing video games on body image concerns in men and women, Women 's Body Images: The Results of a National Survey in the U. S. A., College men 's third-person perceptions about idealized body image and consequent behavior, Relationships between men 's and women 's body image and their psychological, social, and sexual functioning, Does Size Matter? the Impact of Model 's Body Size on Women 's Body-Focused Anxiety and Advertising Effectiveness, and does Social Media Effects on Young Women 's Body…

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