Every person in our society felt unsatisfied with the body at least once in their life. Nowadays, people placed beauty in one of the important place for society. The ultra-thin models, fashion, cosmetics and pursuit of ideal figure became a race on "myth perfection". Fashion industry with mass media have negatively influenced on the preoccupation of physical attractiveness. People are trying to reach the ideal appearance with various diets or plastic surgeries. Moreover, they are doing fake nails, hair, eyes, lips, and etc., in order to be as their favorite idol. Since beautiful and curvaceous ideal Marilyn Monroe in 1950s, models have become much thinner, but women"s bodies larger "women"s bodies are almost invariably larger than the media ideals". Nowadays, the typical models suffer from 20% underweight, which is abnormally for every person. We should change the idea of ultra-thin models and make beauty achieveable for everyone.
Beauty requires certain sacrifices. Diets, plastic surgeries, fake nails are sacrifices that women have to give. I do not agree that it is media and fashion industry that changed the perception of beauty. It is a society who demanded such changes. If such thin look wasn't demaned by people, fashion industry would find another ideal just not to lose people who watch them.
People want to look like a celebrity or a model and most of those are skinny and pretty on the TV shows, commercials or movies, that is why people are influenced by media. According to the statistic, one in every three women and one in every four men are on a diet. It is shocking to realize how many people want to change their body after see the commercials "thin-internalizers higher negative affect after exposure to advertisements featuring thin models is fully mediated by weight-related self-discrepancy activation". What I mean is that there are a lot of evidence like statistics or survey that confirm media influence on people and especially on adolecents.
Perhaps you are right. However, I think that it is a freedom of choice of an indivudal. If an indivdual wants to be thin it is his decision, no one can judge him. Every person has its own mind and own life. Even if he or she wants to put his life at risk being on different fiets, it is what they wanted. About media influence, I think that there is increase of not so thin stars on television at present time. For isntance, singer like Adele who is icon for everyone now. Perhaps, she will change an idea of beauty in future.
In addition, I wanted to continue my thought about bad influence on adolecents. According to the article "Adolescent Girls" First Diets..." it says that "research is progressively shedding light on the prevalence of dieting to lose weight and associated factors, little is known about the actual decision on diet and the initiation of dieting ". It means that those teenage girls do not even know why they are dieting. In my opinion, mass media and friend"s words, make some of adolecents feel unsatisfied with their body. First of all, they easily submit to the influence of somebody. For example if someone said something about appearances of one girl, everyone from their company would agree and believe in those words. Moreover teenage take as an example their idols and think that all people should be as models or actors from television. Because of their age, they can only accept the information, but not make any conclusions. Besides, those kids do not think about other children"s feeling. They might say or hurt someone unintentionally and do not feel any guilty or shame.
Actually it is related to our topic that examine media influence on women's body. In my argument, I just gave an example about young women, saying exactly, about adolescent girls. They start to inspire by example of celebrity and want to look like them. Moreover, at the end it comes to eating disorders or psychological problems.