Media’s Effect On Body Image

Everyday we are as a society are confronted with numerous images of idealistic types of image and beauty which are portrayed by the media within websites and magazines. The media have had the power to set an unrealistic standard of beauty this being with the use of photoshop and only publicising a certain ‘look’. This has had an extreme effect on society such as eating disorders and low self-esteem. Social media sites have also increased this growing problem with blogs on sites like Pinterest creating boards under titles like “thinspiration”. People are reminded on a daily basis on how they should look. Below are some images representing some of these problems and effects.


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