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How are you viewed in the eyes of the media Back before 1955 before the Fiji Islands had televisions the bigger you were the more beautiful you were Now days though the ideal body is skinny almost anorexic When you turn on the TV or even just look at the cover of magazines youusually see women who are skinny without an ounce of body fat they are in shape andgorgeous in the eyes of many people The Media has an influence on what the ideal body type and shapeis What clothes you wear even how you want to style your hair is influenced too Whetheryoure watching your favorite TV program goofing off on the internet or just reading a popular magazine you see what the media thinks of asideal In reality media has been altered for the viewers sake Becker 610-611Over the last fifty years the ideal body image has been changing For the Fijians to be robust use to mean you were beautiful but then media was introduced These young Fijian girls were being told two very different things Their culture said robust was good and yet the media was saying skinny was better In the article A Comparison of the Sources and Nature of Body Image Messages Perceived by Indigenous Fijian and European Australian Adolescent Girls by Lauren K WilliamsLina A Ricciardelli Marita P McCabe Boyd A Swinburn Gade G Waqa KeleraBavadra After interviewing Fijian girls they got this responseRespondents consistently stated a desire to lose weight to become more like Western television characters such as those depicted on Beverly Hills 90210The majority of girls said that television had a specific influence on their feelings abouttheir bodies which indicates the modeling of the perceivedpositive attributes of characters presented on television Forexample one adolescent girl explained that When I look atthe characters on TV the way they act on TVand I just lookat the body the figure of that body so I say look
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