Essay on The Media Is Turning Our World Upside

1385 Words Jan 12th, 2016 6 Pages
It seems as though many women in the world we live in today struggle to find themselves comfortable in their own skin. What seems to be the big question is why do young girls and even older women feel as if they are not pretty enough? The answer to that question is the media. Everywhere we look, we see photo-shopped images that have taken away a woman 's wrinkles, freckles, blemishes, and has even changed her whole physique. When women see these "perfect" pictures, they begin to feel depressed about their bodies and wish they could look as good as the airbrushed, photo-shopped, and edited models in the pictures. The media has taken away natural beauty and turned it into something unrealistic to achieve. Do we really want young girls who have not even reached the age of 16 to have eating disorders or be dieting to have the so-called "perfect body"? The media is turning our world upside down by portraying false images of how a woman should look. It has caused self-esteem issues not only in the United States, but all around the world. The media has everything wrong about what beauty really is, and it is not right for people to tell women how they need to look to be considered beautiful. The media has caused women to think badly about themselves and to even develop eating disorders. Lexie and Lindsay Kite, two sisters who wrote an article titled, "What the Media Gets Wrong about Beauty", stated in their article that "persuasive exposure to such a narrow image of women has…

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