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How do you view yourself How do you view yourself compared to the woman on the cover of your favorite magazine When thinking of her is it now easier to think of things about yourself you would like to change When we are constantly surrounded with the false images in the media it can have a negative effect on how we view ourselves There is rarely a commercial break that doesnt include an advertisement for a weight loss product the newest makeup or the latest and greatest beauty enhancing cream All these harmful products mislead us to thinking we will feel better about ourselves if we look like the woman on the television The media is constantly giving us a picture of what is and is not beautiful and we try to alter ourselves to fit the mold Chuma Teen Magazine which is read by girls ranging from ages 15-18 conducted a survey to report how girls viewed their bodies Over half of the average sized girls believed they were overweight When the magazines we read and the television productions we watch contain women models who are on average 23 thinner than the average woman it can give us the wrong idea of what we should look like ChumaThe last fifty years have seen a lot of changes in the way women look and dress In the 1950s women were on average a whole dress size larger than they are today In the 1960s a model called Twiggy helped make a new look popular and her long leggy boyish figure became fashionable Paterson With Twiggy setting the newest trend women aspired to be like her and took drastic measures to do so It was very common for women to starve themselves down several dress sizes to get to the unhealthy weight Diets and weight loss continued to be a major topic in womens magazines through the 60s 70s and 80s As time went on more
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