Persuasive Essay On Body Beauty

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Love handles, thunder thighs, and bingo wings. While on paper these words are just that-words. However, they take on a more powerful and damaging meaning when a woman applies these words to describe her body. For centuries women have been judged on their appearance. From the Victorian Era to women of today, society has always decided what real beauty is. Today, the media’s portrayal of what the “ideal woman” should be is constantly changing. More often than not, this “ideal woman” is impossible to achieve. This can leave women to spiral down a dangerous path of low self-esteem. This might eventually lead to something as dangerous as physically harming their bodies through ways such as eating disorders or surgically altering their bodies. …show more content…
For with society’s constant changing fads, women will have difficulty matching each trend. Some try to obtain the desired look by controlling their eating. Women who control their eating to an excessive degree are at risk for developing anorexia. Anorexia is when a woman will starve herself so that she begins to lose weight to an unhealthy level. In the movie Body Politics, one female named Carrie talks about how the external forces of the media affected her mentality and eventually lead to her becoming anorexic. Carrie states, “I think I picked up a lot from the world and I didn’t know how to handle it” (Body Politics 1996). The desire to be perfect and to have everything put together in their life can be a stressful task for many young women. When the world is saying they must have it all, women begin to feel like less than nothing because they do not have it all. They get it into their heads that if they can just start to control their eating habits, then they will begin to gain some self-control again. While going through all of this, they hope they are looking like the models they see on all the …show more content…
In Amy Poehler’s sex advice, she talks about how the worst thing a woman can do in bed is to point out all her flaws (2014). In class, we used the analogy of singing in the shower. If a plumber came in and started describing all the ways this shower was flawed, then no one could expect to ever enjoy singing in the shower ever again. They would be so preoccupied with all the flaws if the plumbing while in the shower. Likewise, women who point out their flaws causes their partner to be unable to fully appreciate them for who they are, because their mind is no longer focused on the person, it is on that person’s

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