Beauty and Eating Disorders

Alexandra Chorun
12/11/11
Hon. English
Expository essay

A teenage girl walks through the halls of her high school passing skinny girl after skinny girl, she passes girls putting on tons of makeup, girls fixing their hair, girls gossiping and complaining to each other. The girl makes it through her film class where she watches "beautiful" women play different roles, makes it through her music class where she saw videos of gorgeous singers, and makes it through her fashion design class where she watches super skinny models look good in clothes she would never. She then drives home passing billboard after billboard picturing perfect skinny girls modeling overly expensive clothes. When ...

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become extremely self-conscious and insecure. You will constantly hear teenage girls saying things like "I'm ugly", "I'm not pretty enough for this", "My skin is too pale", "My hair is too curly", "My nose is too big", and other degrading remarks. Girls everywhere are looking up to the media for what is beautiful when the truth is all the beauty the media portrays is a fake. It is impossible to get to that picture perfect state naturally. Movies will only cast skinny women, models must be tall and skinny, and magazines show pictures of girls with flawless skin, large eyes with long eyelashes and plump lips. None of these attributes are attainable to girls unless they go out their way to edit themselves.

The media is sending out the message that in order to get anywhere in today's world you must alter yourself to fit the picture they are portraying. This is not the message we should be sending the female youth of our world. The saddest part is that most of the ads out there ...

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