Self Esteem
Topics: Anorexia nervosa / Pages: 6 (2045 words) / Published: Apr 20th, 2014

Hannah Weaver
ENG101
Goldie
Research Paper

Teen Girls + Media = Low Self Esteem

Society’s scrutiny of beauty is causing many to take a hit of depleted self-esteem, and low self-esteem sets these beautiful people up for present and future damage. “Even the models we see in magazines wish they could look like their own images,” says Cheri K. Erdman (Erdman). For some people, it is impossible to actualize the end product these photographs and advertisements display. Advertisements disregard any hope women have to feel adequate enough to measure up to these standards. These people cannot possibly guess that the goal of these pictures is to make you want to be something else. Through everyday occurrences and the media, pressure crashes down on women of all ages and ethnicities. Women are striving to achieve a perfect physical image that is often unattainable. Many resort to unhealthy eating habits that eventually lead to an eating disorder. Society has caused this utter destruction of confidence through advertisements, magazines and television commercials throughout which they show airbrushed, thin, sexual images of how people are “supposed” to appeal to the public. Media exposures splayed across our eyes are causing eating disorders which are affecting society’s standard of beauty, physical and mental health of young women, and confidence levels. Body image is a woman or man’s opinion of their appearance. In the case of beauty, not many women find themselves to be attractive (“Body Image.”). Pressure is pounding down on them from outside sources, such as the media, Internet, and society, to appear beautiful and have endless sex appeal. Dove Campaign for Real beauty and Nike ad’s aim towards images of women that are prevalent in our society (Elliot). Yet, the models we see in magazines are Photo-shopped and dressed in the latest designer fashions. While a few ads are beginning to circulate with everyday women, the photo-enhanced images of stick

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