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What is it that is deep in the souls of people that makes them believe thin is in or thinner is more beautiful Why are all the ladies and men of advertising sending the message that slim is hip its a fad Or the billboards all over the city display skinny woman in nice clothing Is this the message society want its children to see Or does media man and society just ignorantly push people in general to thinking this is better As Maggie Helwig writes in her essay A Certain Hunger It was a fad in a sense the illness of the monthEW 340 She talks about eating disorders being a fad people starving themselves or making themselves vomit an in thing to do Every time you turn on your television every time you drive downtown in a major city and every time you read a magazine you are being submitted to this thinking Television with its all too powerful role today shows children images of emaciated women they are supposed to look up to Almost every role model in television is slim and trim and made out to be so beautiful Why is that so What about Marilyn Monroe She was a size 13 yet she was considered one of the most beautiful women ever and still is yet if a woman today looked like her she wouldnt be regarded the same way Another plug is the ever so popular billboards all over city buildings and intercity highways Skinny pretty women wearing pretty clothing and looking pretty Gap Guess Tommy Hilfeiger and many other brand name clothing companies use this method of advertising and many people see it and believe it If a billboard goes up by Guess the next day you can bet some girl is wearing exactly what is on that billboard and trying to look as thin Finally there are the magazines like YM
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