Out of Control

Think before you speak!

By: Grace Beasley

Has the media made you feel like you need to change yourself for someone else? The media has made an impact on people changing their bodies for appearance wise. The magazines and the social media are talking about how girls should lose weight and possibly girls should get plastic surgery. Some of the ad’s on media are gross and I don’t even want to look at them. Hear me out, I truly don’t think girls should change anything about them self. This is a serious problem people can die from eating disorders. Don’t change yourself just because the media told you to, media has gotten out of control lately and it needs to stop.

Media has affected millions around the world in a bad way. Social media has made a conversity on girls and women's health. “ Five to ten million adolescent girls and women struggle with eating disorders and borderline eating conditions”( The University of Washington). These girls and women have been influenced by the people on social media telling them to lose weight. A lot of eating disorders have been developed like anorexia, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa. “ Types of eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues” (Tracy). Media needs to stop with this nonsense and start thinking more. The social media needs to stop with the negativity and start showing more positive comments.

There are a lot of ways we could stop this serious topic like leaving a positive comment on someone’s social media. By leaving a positive comment on someone’s social media, they will feel good about themselves and not feeling like they need to change their body. Another solution is to tell the person who is saying negative things about their to stop. By doing this the person will know that there are kind people out there. If these ways don’t work then report the bully because if they don’t stop bullying. The person that’s getting bullied will probably do something to their body that is unhealthy and life threatening. Everyone could put a stop to this problem if they just tried. All of these solutions could work but this topic is a very serious situation.

In conclusion, you don’t need to change your body because someone told you to. Media has put these people in a tough situation to change their appearance. Media has made a huge impact on people’s lives in a disgusting way. Don’t let the media or anyone else change who you are as a person.