The Importance Of Physical Image

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A person’s body is what makes them who they are. Everyone is unique due to a physical trait they have. Even though everyone has a different opinion about what his or her perfect body would be, changing one’s physical features would take away from the uniqueness and specialty of that specific individual. I personally would never even think about getting plastic surgery for myself, because I really do not see any point of changing the way God created you, just so you become content with changing a part of your physical appearance. Whenever I look at myself, I don’t see someone who is too tall, hairy or ugly one bit. I see a beautiful masterpiece that God spent countless hours fixing until he became one-hundred percent satisfied in his work. I …show more content…
For instance, the media will show off the latest magazine cover of Jennifer Lopez, who looks as stunning as ever, which ultimately has other woman questioning themselves on why they do not look as good as her. That causes self doubt as well as unhealthy comparisons, since women are doubting themselves on how they look compared to Jennifer Lopez. In the article, “The Natural Beauty Myth” Garance Franke-Ruta explains, “Critics of the beauty industry argue that it attacks women’s self-esteem as it raises the beauty bar impossibly high” (68). I agree with this statement, since many women really have their self-esteem become damaged simply by looking at a beautiful model in the fashion industry. The influence media has on women is becoming greater and even more dangerous after each passing day. Advertisements and the media set out only one intention, which is to make lots of money. But along the way, they are affecting one 's mind in such a negative manner that it often causes the person to view themselves with disgust and hatefulness. Whenever women watch the Victoria 's …show more content…
For instance, when a man sees a picture of Brad Pitt, most of the time, they do not question themselves with doubt and unhealthy comparisons. Men just appreciate the photo and leave it at that, with hardly any damage to their self-esteem. The reason being, is that men are a lot less insecure about their body image compared to women. In the article, “Weight of the world,” Niranjana Iyer states, “As a child in Chennai, I was considered worryingly thin” (1). Iyer explained that she never liked how people would talk about her weight, whether she was fat or skinny, since she would get a bit depressed. No matter if someone is considered either skinny or fat, it slowly affects their self esteem, especially females. In my opinion, females are under pressure in today’s world, because they are often relied upon to look their absolute best appearance wise. The pressure mostly relies on them whenever they leave their house and show the world how they look. Males are also pressured to look their best, but not nearly as much as women are these days. Men mostly try to look nice in order to impress other woman. For me, I feel that I should look my best whenever I can, usually when it is for a special occasion. Whether it is

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