Essay on The Images Of Beauty Are Unrealistic And Hurt Women

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Anderberg, Kirsten. "The Images of Beauty Are Unrealistic and Hurt Women." The Culture of Beauty. Ed. Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Radical Body Politics for Women." off our backs (Nov.-Dec. 2004): 54-55. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 1 Apr. 2016. Provided in the article is a viewpoint from Kirsten Anderberg that argues that the modeling and beauty industries are constructed solely to hurt women 's security and self-image. The fake sculpted bodies their advertisements portray make women believe their bodies are not good enough and they must give in and buy the industries countless products to achieve real beauty. Women also develop a self-hatred when they compare their bodies to the rail-thin figures they see in the advertising and convince themselves they must lose weight to become beautiful; even women of normal weight or even underweight. This article is significant to my argument because it strengthens my claim that the beauty and weight loss industries skew women’s idea of true beauty. This ultimately results in depression, negative self-images, and various health issues, including eating disorders. This article strengthens my argument that the beauty and weight loss industries are based solely on women’s self-hatred, and women need to quit feeding into the media’s lies.
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