Peer Influences On Body Image

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Register to read the introduction… Many researchers have report that women magazines have more ads and articles about weight loss and diet pills then any other magazines. According to Media Awareness Network, “Several studies, such as one conducted by Marika Tiggemann and Levina Clark in 2006 titled “Appearance Culture in Nine- to 12-Year-Old Girls: Media and Peer Influences on Body Dissatisfaction,” indicate that nearly half of all preadolescent girls wish to be thinner, and as a result have engaged in a diet or are aware of the concept of dieting” (Gerber). Overall 90% of women are dissatisfied with their overall lookup. According to Media Awareness Network, Media Activist Jill Kilbourne says, “Women are sold to the diet industry by the magazines we read and the television programs we watch, almost all of which make us feel anxious about our weight" (Gerber). In reality, people are still getting encouraged by the media to consume such life threatening diet and diet pills to make them look like celebrities. This is twenty first century, and everything is computerized. …show more content…
Overall, watching media images again and again will make people think that their bodies are not acceptable and they will do anything to make it acceptable to the society. Watching positive images and information, will only lead to a healthy lifestyle and body image. Media will never stop showing airbrushed images and diet products and those bone-thin celebrities to make people will negative about them, so that their popularity can increase and so their products also. All should accept the body as it is and should not get obsessed about it. Discouraging television, advertisement and movie images that promote unhealthy body image should be avoided. At the end a good image is the natural image which is too

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