Does the media promote this?
According to google's definition of body image, its the subjective picture or mental image of one's own body. Since about 95% of people own a television, pressure to have the "perfect body" can be hard. Some people believe that the media helps young girls to be more confident of themselves. Although, the media can put a lot of pressure on girls.
Photoshop's harm to young girls
- Has photo shop has gone too far? Both Kate Winslet and Brad Pitt think so.
- The American Medical Association (AMA) is taking a stand to advertise that photo shop can contribute an unrealistic body expectations eating disorders and other emotional problems
- Two years ago, French Parliament member, Valerie Boyer suggested that any photo that were enhanced including advertisements, press photos, political campaigns, art photography and product packaging, came with a warning label that reads, "Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person's physical appearance."
Physical - Medical
- Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, include include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males, according to the Nation Eating Disorders Association.
- 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems.
- It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men
Mental - Medical
- Demi Lovato has struggled with eating disorders, self-harm and bipolar
- Studies show that anorexics are 50 times more likely than the general population to die as a result of suicide.
- Many people with anorexia also have coexisting psychiatric and physical illnesses, including depression, anxiety, and much more according to the Anxiety And Depression Association Of America (ADAA)