The Expectations Of Men And Women Essay

1216 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
If you see a clone of yourself, would you recognize it? Most likely not, because our idea of what we look like is so different from what we actually look like. The only way we have seen our appearance is through the mirror and from what others say about us. We believe that we should look like the people who meet the beauty expectations of society. Our society and our own interpretation is not a very realistic mindset as to what we should look like. The assumptions of what our appearance should be is impacted by what we see in magazines and social media. Do these factors affect our perception of ourselves or what we think we should look like? These influences can make us more vulnerable to being swayed by what we make our goal look. People nowadays think of what others have set forward for us, we expect to look like a model and we are willing to go out of our comfort zone to meet those expectations. The expectations of what men and women “should” be are dangerous because they lead to social conflict, negative psychological outlook, and risky health choices.
Firstly, the expectations of what men and women “should” be are dangerous because they lead to social controversy. We see things like this in gender stereotypes. For example, females are expected to have a perfect body which consists of; a small waist, straight white teeth, long hair, and etc. This doesn’t only happen to females, but males too. Men are expected to have nice chiseled bodies, straight white teeth, 6’4 in…

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