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Hesse-Biber Essay p. 532 I had previously read Sharlene Hesse-Biber’s article, “Am I Thin Enough Yet?” in my high school psychology class. Delia’s story was heart wrenching because at the end of it, she was still convinced that she had to keep going with her current life style of unhealthy eating, or lack there of. I feel that media does have a huge effect on the way people view themselves when they look in the mirror, because the pictures of “perfect” people are everywhere you go. Though a very large percentage of the advertisements are targeted towards women, I think that people don’t realize that there is a lot of pressure put on men as well.
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Unformatted text preview: To go along with what Koppelman said about his experiences in high school about being the tough athlete, I feel that in many cases that certain issue hasn’t gone away. Many times guys who aren’t into sports or doing other “manly” activities are considered nerdy, weak, and sometimes gay. All in all Dr. Koppelman and Sharlene Hesse-Biber had the same underlying message which said that there was an unwritten rule that women had to look, dress, and act in a certain way that our culture deems acceptable. I find myself very much in agreement with them....
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