The Effects Of Media On Teen Body Image Essay

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“The human body is the best work of art” –Jess C. Scott
Nearly every person in America has something about themselves that they don’t like. Whether it’s their smile, their legs, or the way they look in a swimsuit. A person has no trouble overlooking what’s beautiful about them and solely focusing on their flaws. Body image issues have been around for centuries. Women have tried altering their bodies in order to become ‘beautiful’, and most of the time those procedures are in no way healthy. Many things are related to having a negative body image such as facial/body imperfections, weight issues, physical abnormalities, and the list only continues to grow. Throughout this project, I aimed to answer one question: how does the media impact teen body image? Within this question, I hoped to dive deeper into the subject and focus on not only girls, but boys as well. The media is a huge part of today’s generation. Everyone constantly has their noses in their phones, checking the tabloids and Instagram and Twitter. Even standing in line at the grocery store, you’re constantly surrounded by magazines advertising women with photo shopped bodies and flawless skin, and they’re not produced to make us feel bad about ourselves, but little do these people know magazines and photo shop are hurting both males and females’ self-esteem. In the following pages, I will attempt to answer my research question and give further insight on the media and how it affects teen body image. Going into this…

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