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 Media Influence on Body Image     1 The Negative Influences Caused by the Media on the  Body Images of Young Women Name Child Development 067 
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 Media Influence on Body Image     2 Professor S. Kaul December 3, 2009 Media Influence on Female Adolescents: Body Dissatisfaction In today’s society young women are constantly exposed to media that glorifies thinness as the perfect body image. Television, magazines, newspapers, movies, and most recently, the internet all portray unrealistic thin ideals that make the youth feel bad about their bodies. Adolescent girls are easily influenced by what they see on television and the images that they portray have a negative impact on their body self esteem. Media has become a significant contributor to eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, among adolescents because they want to have a body comparable to those of models and celebrities. The ideal body image for men and women has changed throughout the years. Thinness has been a key component in the cause of body dissatisfaction for women. Many commercials use slim models to promote products because that’s what’s seen as attractive. The effects of slim models in the media can lead to restrictive eating among young women. With the constant reminders of ideal bodies in the media it is easy to assume that they play a huge factor on the restrained eating of young adolescents. I’m going to be looking at the negative effects, such as eating disorders, caused by exposure to slim images in the media has on the body image of adolescents. My body image and satisfaction became important to me ever since I graduated from high school. During this time I tried to limit my food intake in an effort to lose weight. The initial reason for why I wanted to lose weight was because my aunt died of her obesity and this
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 Media Influence on Body Image     3 triggered me to want to change my lifestyle. Over time, as I got thinner, I began to wear more fitting clothes rather than the loose tomboyish clothes I wore during high school. Losing the weight made me feel better about my image. Once I was already lost the weight I initially intended to, I still continued on my diet to make myself even thinner. So then my reason for losing weight turned went from wanting to be healthy to wanting to be more attractive. I cut back
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