How Does Media Affect The Emotional Health Of Young Women?
Take, for instance, the Victoria 's Secret Fashion Show, which is watched by millions of women across the world. Every woman that walks across the stage looks like they have not eaten in weeks, and some of them have not. A few years ago, Victoria 's Secret came out with a campaign labeled #IamPerfect, which, essentially, glorified thin bodies. Victoria 's Secret has been known for its body shaming for years. So, how does this affect the women who watch the fashion shows and see these ads? Well, according to a recent study, 44% of girls that are in high school are trying to lose weight, 20% will go through depression before they become adults, and 70% completely avoid regular daily activities when they feel insecure (“11 Facts”). This is not surprising, mostly because women are taught to compare themselves to each