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Student Eating Disorders and Self-Imagne

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FC: Student Self-Image and Eating Disorders | Untitled; June 5, 2011; Source: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Eating+Disorders&view=detail&id=DBDB3F8D09261D5E584590D11250E1E5AC4FEE18&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR

1: Untitled picture of Megan Fox; Circa 2009; By Unknown; Source; http://www.filmofilia.com/transformers-2-trailer-2-8542/ | Students feel pressured to look as good as Celebrities | Untitled Picture of Brad Pitt; Circa 2008; By Unknown; Source: http://www.listal.com/viewimage/290552

2: Students can feel the pressure and it causes them to look at themselves differently in the mirror and sometimes go to the extreme. | Untitled; Circa 2011; By Unknown; Source; http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2011/01/18/portraits-bronze-sculptures-on-view-at-student-union-galleries/

3: Untitled; Circa 2011; By Unknown; Source; http://collegelifestyles.org/2011/02/national-eating-disorder-awareness-week/

5: Untitled; Date Unknown; By Unknown; Source; http://www.youthinmind.sg/news/healthybitsandbites/alarmingincreaseinteenagerswitheatingdisorders | This can happen even at early stages in a Students life!

6: Is this Beautiful or Scary? You be the Judge!

7: Untitled; Circa 2010; By Unknown; Source; http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/features_julieshealthclub/eating_disorders/

8: I am a guy that has always been worried about his weight and how I look. When I was young I was the fat kid that shopped in the Husky Section for jeans. When I was in high school I grew into 150 pound teenager soaking wet. Then I discovered working out in my Junior year of High school. I finally understood what it meant to be in good shape. Up until that point I knew that I wanted to look better but I never knew how. I knew I needed to look like a movie star actor with six pack abs but I couldn’t ever achieve them. I thought that the time of feeling bad about the way I look was over. Then I entered my freshman year of college. I thought freshman 15 was a myth. Boy was I mistaken. My freshman 15 turned into freshman 25. I was back to where I started. I found myself watching TV and comparing my body to the bodies on TV. I started to feel bad. It felt that the goal of being comfortable in my own skin would never get achieved. Other students feel the same exact way and a rising number of them are taking body image to the extreme. Some may be skinny as a rail but the movies and magazines have altered their perception and all they can see is their imperfections.

9: These pictures express how a student feels and examples of what celebrities some guys and girls want to look like. Now I don’t want to be misunderstood. I don’t blame the movies, models, and media for the self image problem that some students have. It is our fault for taking such things at extremes and making unhealthy decision in order to look like the celebrity. These unhealthy acts can sometimes lead to eating disorders that can be very, very, serious. Student can feel confined or trapped in their own body when all they want is to look like Megan Fox. Again, I am not blaming Megan Fox for being in the shape that she is in. Us as an audience needs to realize that part of their job is to be in great shape. They do it healthy and have trainers. Some of us don’t have the time or luxury to be able to do what they do. So some people take the unhealthy route which turns into a more serious issue. For example, eating disorder or steroid use. There is now way one person can look like another person on their TV screen because everybody is built differently.

10: identify with the Functionalist perspective on this issue. I believe that the media, magazines, and movies can be used as inspiration. If the audience realizes that they can work to be in better shape because of the actors and not try to look exactly like them then everything will turn out better. If this is how the audience perceives actors on screen then this has function in our society. If not however, the answer is to make the movies and magazines more functional for the audience. Make everything more realistic. No touch ups or heavy makeup. Show these every day actors as every day people. Perhaps then the audience will realize that they struggle with the same things they struggle with every day.

11: If any of the above solutions above come into play, then that can help the image problem that is in the US. If the image problem is helped then the eating disorders in guys and girls will come down because people will aspire to be as beautiful as they want to be in a healthy way. THE END!

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Tony Gregory
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  • Title: Student Eating Disorders and Self-Imagne
  • Concentrates on why students feel like they need to be perfect and why some eating disorders continue because of media.
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  • Published: almost 7 years ago