Eating disorders

| April 13, 2015

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everyone wants to look like Barbie, but Barbie doesn’t want to look like me.

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Thesis statement

Despite the so called efforts made by to media to” appear” as promoting positive self-image in young girls. The issue of eating disorders are still being glamorized through guise of magazines, billboards and television characters that target impressionable girls. Young women are inundated with mixed messages from Barbie to Brats dolls, to popular television shows that reinforce the negative self-image that a women’s value is based on her beauty.

It is advertising and media companies who are the main culprits in the rise of eating disorders in young women. Advertising and media companies are motivated by their corporate sponsors bottom-line.

Their corporate sponsors are “often male dominated” promoters of a dysmorphic unattainable standard of beauty through the advertising and selling of their products. Their advertisements are promoting negative body images with the effects leading to poor self-esteem, escalating body dissatisfaction, excessive preoccupation with appearance and as a result, the rise of eating disorders in young women.

This essay will demonstrate how men and corporations benefit from eating disorders through the advertisement and selling of their products to young women.

 

  1. Body Dissatisfaction

The thin-ideal portrayed as beautiful is unattainable and by comparing, women experience discontent with their body size and shape ranging in degrees of seriousness.

 

  • Ferguson, C. J., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. M. (2011). Who is the fairest one of all? How evolution guides peer and media influences on female body dissatisfaction. Review Of General Psychology, 15(1), 11-28. doi:10.1037/a0022607

 

  • Dittmar, H., Ive, S., & Halliwell, E. (2006). Does Barbie make girls want to be thin? the effect of experimental exposure to images of dolls on the body image of 5- to 8-year-old girls. Developmental Psychology, 42(2), 283-292. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.42.2.283

 

 

 The extreme measures taken by young women to reach the thin ideal, which is smaller than ever.

 

  • EV1: Ev1: Ferguson, C. J., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. M. (2011). Who is the fairest one of all? How evolution guides peer and media influences on female body dissatisfaction. Review Of General Psychology, 15(1), 11-28. doi:10.1037/a00226

 

Dieting is a common practice among adolescents through “fat shaming”

  • PHILLIPS, B. J., & MCQUARRIE, E. F. (2010). Narrative and Persuasion in Fashion Advertising. Journal Of Consumer Research, 37(3), 368-392.

 

Emotions which lead to the misuse and abuse of food.

  • H., L., & Tan, S. K. (2014). When disordered eating and disordered thinking happen together in a young person? A case report. ASEAN Journal Of Psychiatry, 15(1), 101-105.

 

 

  1. Excessive Preoccupation with Appearance

Dieting and exercising and a desire to lose weight is considered normal for young women. Media portrays being thin and beautiful as the most important qualities a woman can attain.

 

  • PHILLIPS, B. J., & MCQUARRIE, E. F. (2010). Narrative and Persuasion in Fashion Advertising. Journal Of Consumer Research, 37(3), 368-392.

 

Constant dieting and the relentless pursuit of thinness has become a normative behavior among women in Western Society

PHILLIPS, B. J., & MCQUARRIE, E. F. (2010). Narrative and Persuasion in Fashion Advertising. Journal Of Consumer Research, 37(3), 368-392.

 

 

  1. Eating Disorders

Health is threatened and self-esteem plummets when body hatred encouraged by media images drives a person to abnormal eating behaviors

  • Ackard, D. M., Fulkerson, J. A., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2011). Psychological and behavioral risk profiles as they relate to eating disorder diagnoses and symptomatology among a school-based sample of youth. International Journal Of Eating Disorders, 44(5), 440-446. doi:10.1002/eat.20846

 

Eating disorders are directly linked to exposure to the thin-ideal in media.

  • Bell, B., & Dittmar, H. (2011). Does Media Type Matter? The Role of Identification in Adolescent Girls’ Media Consumption and the Impact of Different Thin-Ideal Media on Body Image. Sex Roles, 65(7/8), 478-490. doi:10.1007/s11199-011-9964-x
  1. Capitalism vs the feminist movement towards the promotion of positive body images in young girls.

The fashion, pharmaceutical and food industries made multimillion-dollar profits from advertising and selling their weight loss products. Even the bookstores started having big sections of weight loss methods, weight loss recipes and so on. In the late 20th century, these diet books had millions in print; today, there are countless more.

  • Bissell, K., & Rask, A. (2010). Real women on real beauty: Self-discrepancy, internalisation of the thin ideal, and perceptions of attractiveness and thinness in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. International Journal Of Advertising, 29(4), 643-668. doi:10.2501/S0265048710201385
  • Harper, B., & Tiggemann, M. (2008). The Effect of Thin Ideal Media Images on Women’s Self-Objectification, Mood, and Body Image. Sex Roles, 58(9/10), 649-657. doi:10.1007/s11199-007-9379-x

 

 

 

As thinness started representing health as well as beauty, magazine publishers created the “slim and flawless” cover girls to further promote this

  • Bissell, K., & Rask, A. (2010). Real women on real beauty: Self-discrepancy, internalisation of the thin ideal, and perceptions of attractiveness and thinness in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. International Journal Of Advertising, 29(4), 643-668. doi:10.2501/S0265048710201385

 

  • Harper, B., & Tiggemann, M. (2008). The Effect of Thin Ideal Media Images on Women’s Self-Objectification, Mood, and Body Image. Sex Roles, 58(9/10), 649-657. doi:10.1007/s11199-007-9379-x

 

 

  • “Personal Is Political”. (2009).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference list

 

  • Ferguson, C. J., Winegard, B., & Winegard, B. M. (2011). Who is the fairest one of all? How evolution guides peer and media influences on female body dissatisfaction. Review Of General Psychology, 15(1), 11-28. doi:10.1037/a0022607

 

  • H., L., & Tan, S. K. (2014). WHEN DISORDERED EATING AND DISORDERED THINKING HAPPEN TOGETHER IN A YOUNG PERSON? A CASE REPORT. ASEAN Journal Of Psychiatry, 15(1), 101-105.

 

  • PHILLIPS, B. J., & MCQUARRIE, E. F. (2010). Narrative and Persuasion in Fashion Advertising. Journal Of Consumer Research, 37(3), 368-392.

 

  • Bauce, M. (2013). Magic Pills. Macrobiotics Today, 54(4), 17-19.

 

  • Bell, B., & Dittmar, H. (2011). Does Media Type Matter? The Role of Identification in Adolescent Girls’ Media Consumption and the Impact of Different Thin-Ideal Media on Body Image. Sex Roles, 65(7/8), 478-490. doi:10.1007/s11199-011-9964-x

 

  • Ackard, D. M., Fulkerson, J. A., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2011). Psychological and behavioral risk profiles as they relate to eating disorder diagnoses and symptomatology among a school-based sample of youth. International Journal Of Eating Disorders, 44(5), 440-446. doi:10.1002/eat.20846

 

  • Bissell, K., & Rask, A. (2010). Real women on real beauty: Self-discrepancy, internalisation of the thin ideal, and perceptions of attractiveness and thinness in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. International Journal Of Advertising, 29(4), 643-668. doi:10.2501/S0265048710201385

 

  • “Personal Is Political”. (2009).

 

 

 

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