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Does the media cause anorexia? As long as I live, people are thinking about their appearance, thinking about how they would look in a certain kind of jeans or skirt.

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Does the media cause anorexia? As long as I live, people are thinking about their appearance, thinking about how they would look in a certain kind of jeans or skirt. Weight, clothing size and make up have kind of consumed our lives. We believe that if we fit into our new skinny-jeans or if we buy a certain brand we belong to society and we than fit in society. When you turn on your television or when you look in a magazine, today's society is all about how someone looks. On television we see people who are rich, beautiful and most of the time they are all thin. People watch popular series with rich, thin and most of all beautiful people, they think that if they act and look like them, people will like them because all the people like to watch the serie and they're constantly talking about one of the characters which, to them, is so beautiful. ...read more.

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I think that the media plays a big role in the issue of how much people should weight especially when we see all the skinny models. Although I do think that there are some arguments that should be heard before we actually accuse the media of all this. The media itself does not cause an eating disorder, the person itself does. If a person has a lot of stress or a low self-esteem they are more likely of getting an eating disorder. Every girl feels different about their appearance. One feels great, the other does not and thinks she is the most ugliest person in the world. You are probably going to ask yourself: 'Why does she think that?' she is a really pretty girl. Maybe they have suffered from physical or emotional abuse in their childhood or even now. ...read more.

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I think that this shows why the public is so obsessed with looking good and being thin. I think that it's an evidence that media definitely changes our perspective on ourselves but I don't think that we can really say that media causes us to have anorexia. Anorexia is also caused by other physical aspects mentioned above. Some are more vulnerable for the media than others and the more vulnerable people will more easily get an eating disorder if they believe in what they see on television. As society we should start loving ourselves for who we are and we should accept the part of that everybody is unique. We should accept each other no matter of what we look like. If we begin to do this, we will begin to love ourselves more no matter what shape or size we are. And than the media won't have such big impacts on our self- images. ...read more.

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