Does the media put too much pressure on young people to be thin?

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Does the media put too much pressure on young people to be thin?

I believe this statement is true; the media puts so much pressure on everyone to have a perfect figure that opinions on our own body are even worse than usual. An image of the ideal body has been painted and we are constantly bombarded by it. This “perfect body” is a result of vigorous training and gym work as well as a strict diet issued by a personal nutritionist. Any working person would have neither enough money or enough spare hours in the day to spend as much time in the gym as is required too look like these movie stars or rich kids. Such an impossible target is a constant reminder of our average unsightly bodies and we are permanently ashamed of our own reflection. To make matters worse on many occasions the pictures we see are far from the originals, they have been edited and air brushed to make superstars look even more immaculate than they already are. This makes our targets for bodies or looks like theirs even more impossible on account of the fact the pictures have been manipulated.

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Even more shocking are web sites like Pro Ana that have been created in favour of anorexia. These sites are visited by thousands, manly teenage girls who believe they are disgustingly fat, when in fact they are dangerously skinny. On Pro Ana they can keep in touch with other girls with the same outlook and encourage each other to keep going, even share tips on how to make yourself sick. Shocking isn’t it! They even have a gallery of woman who they believe to be beautiful, as you can probably imagine, on all of these models you can clearly ...

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