Society Lack of Tolerance in Body Image Essay

1289 Words May 5th, 2013 6 Pages
Tolerance is the realization that there are other people in this world, and we may have our values and views on different topics but must respect others’ opinions and have an open mind. Our society is lacking tolerance in many ways but one way is how society expects women to be perfect and live up to the media’s expectations. Women attempt to dress and look like celebrities to stay “in-style”. Women also may mimic actions of celebrities or have cosmetic surgery to look similar to them. The portrayal of women in the media is affecting women around the world to become someone who they are not due to society’s beliefs of what beautiful is due to the medias portrayal.
Portrayal of women in the media is that women are expected to look like
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“After I become like Jessica Alba, we will be happy together. I don’t care if he treats me like another person”(Chinese girl getting cosmetic surgery to look like Jessica Alba). Women are willing to portray another women and not be themselves to have men see them as a beautiful woman. Women also use hair and makeup to look beautiful and if they don’t wear it they are attacked as being ugly. Makeup hides the face of women and they are pressured to always look perfect and professional by wearing makeup. Women will also push themselves to look perfect by exposing body parts in clothing. More and more often women wear exposing clothing, especially teenagers. Dress codes are being implied at schools to wear appropriate school attire due to body parts and cleavage being shown distracting schoolwork. Weight loss is another way women push themselves to look perfect constantly. The Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders estimated that 69% of 5th-12th graders reported that magazines influenced their idea of body image. Models are also pushed to look skinny and many models have anorexia. Shows such as Americas Next Top Model also push young teenage girls as well as models to be skinny in order to be beautiful or accepted into the media.
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