Images of Beauty

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In today's society both male and female images of beauty can be harmful. One of the problem's women in society face is the pressure to be the ideal feminine beauty. It is a known fact that when women look into fashion magazines and watch television, there are always contents shown based on weight, beauty, and body care. Every woman has an agenda to keep herself looking in an appropriate manner, but there are women who take a life risk to achieve and impossible look that they are not naturally born with.

First, Two national publishing companies collected a random series of articles that was published in women magazines, health reviews, and newspapers. The articles were based on eating disorders, body care, cosmetic surgery, and the lifestyles of fashion models. These articles were evaluated into two categories, one was used for general information and the other was detail information about the research topics. Each of the main topics were studied and analyzed. Half of the articles were based on the increasing number of eating disorders and the number of people who went into clinics to seek help. A small percentage of the cause was symptoms such as perfectionism, ambition, and work achievements. A large percentage was based on social culture and family factors.The mass media reflects society; however they do not necessarily represent all of society. Therefore they give off unrealistic beliefs on how a person should look.

Second, Teens seek plastic surgery for many reasons. One reason many cite is that young people can be cruel, whether intentionally or not. For example, someone may blurt out to a friend, "Gee, did you see that kid's nose?" -- without thinking of the pain it may cause. A constant barrage of cruel remarks often drives teens to take surgical action.Most teens seek plastic surgery to improve their appearance or to increase self-esteem. Teens often report that their self-image and self-confidence improves when their perceived physical...
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