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Do magazine advertisements send unhealthy signals to young women?

  • Yes! They absolutely do,

    It can be difficult to comprehend why, but if you just think about it you may actually agree. Many people are blind to the harmful things right before your eyes. Although you may just think it’s perfectly harmless you probably have never seen the results of these unhealthy images being put in young women’s heads.
    Through a young woman's eyes, anything is possible and everything is real. Teenagers have a fascinating tendency to believe in the unbelievable and dream of the unthinkable. So they will most likely want to do what models or celebrities do!

  • Yes they do! Now listen up!

    Have you ever looked at a magazine and maybe even realized how fat you looked or how ugly you are? Imagine yourself in the future trying to look good and a guy dumped you because you were not being yourself. Magazines everyday at least affect women and their relationships. Women picking up a magazines can cause suicide, mental illnesses, and lower their self esteem because magazines send unhealthy signals to women.
    Magazines can help women achieving great looks but, it can also break them down so much, they would want to kill themselves - suicide. In the article “Suicide” by Mental Health America, 30%- 70% of women commit suicide because someone has something they don't.(Mental Health America) Magazine articles include women in swimsuits that many other women can't fit in. This shows that all those other people who think who don't have or appreciate themselves think they will not fit in society thinking they belong to a type of group. Also in the article “Suicide”, suicide rates for women were 80 times greater than they were back in 2006.( Mental Health America) Because magazines are more popular now than they were back then, women are used to being exposed to them everywhere they go. No wonder our women are dying. Suicide is very deadly to some people but to waste your life because of one article; that's a deadly combo.

  • Girls listen up!!!!

    Young women are giving up their lives because Victoria Secret models are "beautiful". Look they aren't beautiful they are fake. Literally fake so stop look at yourself and say that your beautiful every day and avoid watching ads. Those Victoria Secret models are just like us but not just like us they are unique and so are we. They don't actually look like that its PHOTOSHOPPED.

  • They provide unrealistic standards

    Everyone has a different body type. Not everyone can look like a supermodel. Recently, my younger sibling told me that she was fat and complained about not having a "skinny" waist. She brought me a Victoria's Secret catalog that she'd been looking at. She is in no way "fat", but these magazines that she looks at daily have been making her have unrealistic expectations on how her body "should" look. Why can't the magazine editors include normal figured girls?

  • Skinny does not = healthy

    Many people think that in order to be healthy, you must be skinny. That is not true. You don't have to be skinny to be healthy. By putting stick thin women on the covers little girls grow up thinking that if they want to be happy, healthy, and popular they have to be skinny.

  • Unhealthy Situation for Teens

    Although it is true that magazine ads don't straight out tell you that "if you don't look like this you are imperfect" their message is implied and shows that the image of beauty is fall off from reality. Teen people magazine has great statistics such as: "69% o the girls [interviewed] magazine models influence their idea of a perfect body" (Eating Disorders). They also put that "girls as young as five have expressed fears of getting fat [and that] 80% of 10-year-old girls have dieted". If we were to send positive body image awareness and show true beauty through advertisement this would no longer be an issue. Lets stop looking to models for comfort and look to our own beauty.

  • Yes it does

    Young women get influenced by the women on magazine articles.
    They think that if they don't look like that, They are not pretty.
    Now young girls will do harmful things to their own bodies just to look like the woman on the magazine. Girls will start to starve themselves in order for society to accept them as ''pretty''. Thats how fucked our society is.

  • Yes it is a no no

    This makes girls feel super duper sad about themselves. As guifd yt aw f xghe gfhyer chjtme gmhjbglrhkvgjyu bhjehjbfr 3fr gtrv s gft we g y qw t hyu v we y hj d t yu j f ki y f j i t j ui gf b m hy g m mj g

  • Yes they do

    Young women who see thin and tall as perfect, Is just wrong. We have to show them that thin and tall is not perfect, But its also not perfect. We have to show young women how to love there body. Magazines are just a way to tell us how we aren't "perfect"

  • It can be dangerous

    Some girls will want to be so skinny so bad that they will become insecure about their bodies and possibly have a eating disorder. They should but in magazines on how to love yourself. They should put in magazines on how to love yourself and your body type. Love Yourself

  • They should take it as inspiration

    No how could it send unhealthy messages to girls? The girls idolize these women and the women obviously take care of themselves. That is a positive message to send to girls. Now girls shouldn't starve themselves to look like the women on the covers but rather it could motivate the girls to get in shape. They don't need to be saying it makes me feel horrible that I don't look like them, because it's a fixable problem the girls today are just lazy and want people to say that fat is healthy when it's not! They just want a reason to justify their laziness!

  • Keep it away from your daughter if you don't want them to see it

    They don't send any signals at all. It's just a photo. What is it going to do? To me, It doesn't seem like it has a positive or negative effect. For teenage women, Why did their parents let them have these magazines anyway? For women in their 20s, Who cares? Why care what they do? They're adults and aren't harming anyone. The fact that I'm in the minority opinion in this makes me worry for humanity.

  • Why would it be

    These people are looked up to an have a goal set for good not bad and these people do watch their weight. Its not like they're being forced to lose more than the healthy amount of weight. If they were than whoever told them to do that unless it was themselves can get into serious trouble.

  • They don't give unhealthy signals

    They don't give unhealthy signals because the shouldn't take everything to the heart. Maybe the people in that magazine have plastic surgery and don't actually look like that. They can keep the women fit and not unhealthy because they want to be the people in the magazine. They aren't that bad after all.

  • I strongle disagree

    I absolutely disagree that magazine advertisement sends unhealthy signal to young women because it gives inspiration to young women,they are tips and tricks and could turn young women into beautiful models.Here are top three main reasons why I disagree that magazine advertisement sends unhealthy signal to young women.

    To begin with, you don’t always have to compare yourself, you can take as an inspiration to make yourself look like that.For example if you saw a really skinny women on your favourite magazine don’t compare yourself, just take it as inspiration and try doing some simple workouts to look like her.Don’t compare just inspire. Inspiration motivates to do something more and healthy.

    Additionally, magazines have clever tips and tricks to make life easier for us to proceed.Imagine your life without using any tricks or tips?Its going to be hard for me since I use lots of tricks in my laptop.Tips and tricks are last minute time and money savers for those who are lazy.For example it halloween you have no costume,looking at different magazines gives you lots of ideas and using one of those suggestions saves time and money saving.


    Furthermore, there are more than hundredths of models produced everyday in the world because of advertisement.Women who want to became models see magazines everyday because they want improve themselves to look more prettier and skinnier just like the models.So young women can turn into models and make lots of money on advertising.


    Therefore, I absolutely disagree that magazine advertisement sends unhealthy signal to young women as shown in my argument because it gives inspiration to young women,they are tips and tricks and could turn young women into beautiful models.

  • No they do no not send unhealthy messages to young women for multiple reasons.

    As a female that reads these magazines I know for a fact that they do not. They actually can help women. They can help keep them fit, eat healthy, and help them set up goals. Young women see these pretty fit models and say "hey, I want to look like her." and they can choose two ways to do that, the healthy way or the dangerous unhealthy way. But if they choose the healthy way yes it will take time but eventually they will get there and they will be happy with their body. They also show healthy food that looks delicious in these ads and it encourages them to go out and buy the ingredients to make these healthy meals. They also encourage young women to workout and stay fit and healthy which is a good thing that everyone wants. These are only a few ways and there are many more out there.

  • I hte looking at nice bobs bc i will never be like that nd i dont ned to know it!

    Ok im done byeeee whhyy do i need so many words its not fair just like the ads you bums jk you guys are awesome but still let me goooooooooooooo please? Why so many words holy! Ok fine im lmost done! Lol lol lol lol lol ll lol lol lol lol

  • Being big is NOT OKAY

    Many people say that magazines are sending the wrong message to teenagers, but they are just promoting a health lifestyle. Many are now promoting thay being big is okay, but in reality it isnt. Being big means that you don't have a healthy life. You are endangering your health and have risks for obesity and diabetes along with heart and organ failure. BEING BIG IS THE SAME AS BEING OBESE, AND WE NEED TO STOP OBESITY!!

  • How does it make them unhealthy?

    You don not have to take it that way you can also take it as an inspiration to make yourself look like that. It did for me i went to the gym evryday for a year and i lost 55 pounds and i am still going to the gym thanks to one of those "unhealthy" magazines....

  • People take what they want from the media

    They don't have to take take to heart what they see. They can chose what their opinions are and what they do and don't think is attractive. It's not being shoved down their throat; it's just there. No one's asking them to even buy the magazine the images are in!


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