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Dairo1 Maria Dairo November 2, 2007 Rhetoric 103 Instructor: Jon Stone Hot-T or a Hot-Not? I am 5’6 and 142 according to my last checkup that I got in August of 2007. Some cultures would see this as healthy and fit while others would see it as disturbingly overweight. What I find interesting is that in today’s society most cultures are concerned with body image and the ideal “sexy look” depending on the professional outlook. For example, a woman can be really tall such as 5’11 and weigh about 120 pounds and be told they are good enough to model based on their body shape. Moreover, a woman can be 5’8 with 160 pounds and be very muscular and be told they would make a great athlete. I find it intriguing that society today judges how a person is able to succeed based on their looks. I believe there are several flaws to these opinions because it’s wrong and conveys a false idea of beauty and success. Therefore, through the studies of other cultures I explored what the “right” size is and what they considered to be overweight. Before I dived into my research I first decided to do the most important thing, which was define body image from my own perspective. As a Nigerian girl I see body image as being confident and comfortable in your own body and not comparing oneself to another woman in a jealous type of manner. I find the definition interesting because I feel a lot based on my research that a lot of women have insecurities about themselves that may or may not be obvious to others. According to Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center body image involves “our
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Dairo2 perception, imagination, emotions, and physical sensations of and about our bodies. It’s not static- but ever changing; sensitive to changes in mood, environment, and physical experience. It is not based on fact. It is psychological in nature, and much more influenced by self-esteem than by actual physical attractiveness as judged by others. It is not inborn, but learned. This learning
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course RHET 103 taught by Professor Stone during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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