The Negative Effects On Beauty And Society's View Of Beauty

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“I’m too fat.” “I’m not tall enough.” “I have too much acne.” “My hair isn’t the right color.” “I’m not pretty enough.” These, and many more, are phrases used by girls all over the world. Girls are taught by society at a young age that they must look, act, and speak a certain way. This shows how much society influences the view of beauty. Society’s view of beauty can be good because it helps girls learn how to set goals and accomplish them, but overall it has a negative effect on young girls because it lowers self-esteem, sets an unrealistic standard for girls to reach, and can cause girls to have health issues. It is important to learn how to set and accomplish goals at a young age to be able to function normally later in life. Young girls …show more content…
Some main standards of beauty, as of 2016, consist of tan skin, tiny waists, no fat, extremely white teeth, and defined collar bones. These are only a few of the high standards for beauty in our society today. To achieve all the standards is practically impossible. Girls are taught that they must all look similar to the famous models of society. Often times, they do not realize that photoshop takes off fat, changes the color of skin and hair, makes hair different lengths, and much more. Girls strive to look like this but they cannot use photoshop on their actual bodies. They cannot enhance their features to make their waists thinner, their skin tanner, and their teeth whiter, unless they go through some major treatments, including using products, starving themselves, intense exercise programs, and extreme plastic …show more content…
The most common health issue is anorexia, while the other being bulimia. According to National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), anorexia is “inadequate food intake leading to a weight that is clearly too low.” This means that a person is not eating enough food which causes them to lose a significant amount of weight. A person does this to themselves because they are scared of becoming fat or gaining too much weight. Anorexia can cause a person to lose energy, muscle, and bone density. NYC Girls Project has said, “An estimated 24 million people suffer from anorexia”. This shows that girls are pressured into being a certain weight to be “beautiful” and since they are not skinny enough, they starve

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