Seriously Messed Up
there are alot of eating disorders in the united states. Many of them are because girls, and guys too, are pressured to fit an idealistic, unrealistic body image. The magazines show adds with incredibly skinny girls who, in pictures, have sex appeal. some woman are also pressured to get bigger in bust and butt size. The media has lead many girls to have eating disorders.
Forty-seven percent of U.S. females in fifth through 12th grade say they want to lose weight because of magazine pictures and 60 percent say magazines influence their ideas of desirable body types, according to the Philadelphia-based Renfrew Center Foundation. "The worst part is that the images being portrayed in popular culture are completely unrealistic, airbrushed, manipulated . . . while putting a lot of pressure on young people to look a certain way," says Grefe. "Simply put, this is dangerous."
this certainly is dangerous. Girls as young as 5th grade are striving to look like the pretty girls in magazines, girls who happen to be entirly fake. manequins also mislead. Many people buy clothes but then when they don't look like the manequin, they think they are fat or just no clothes fit them.
Sandra Criado Mosteles, 29, a window dresser at clothing stores in Madrid said the mannequins she works with are so thin that even the smallest sizes have to be taken in with pins to make them fit. "It's a bit deceiving," she said.
so it seems that all the things that young girls are striving towards are fake and decieving. so, why does the media keep publishing things that are killing?