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Medias effect on body image is a big issue The popular media have been affecting many females because the ideal body image for women is increasingly thinner than before 1992 study found that womens magazines contained ten and a half times as many advertisements and articles on weight loss as mens magazines Anderson 1992 This gives us a message that the media has been supporting weight loss for women and why is that Also a 1996 study found that an adolescent watches soaps movies and music videos associated with their body and trying to be thin International Journal of Eating Disorders 1996 When we research closely at the people children look up to the ideal role models for them are thin Its amazing to see how much body image in the media has been influencing women In addition it upsets me to see how there are only few role models in the media who are not ideally thin You dont have to be thin to win remarked Rosie ODonnell Rosie ODonnell wasnt always on the large side Growing up as a teenager she was thin and was even the prom queen at her high school However weight has been a issue for her as time passed on and it has been a problem she struggled through However she realized that weight shouldnt be an issue for women In her interview with the Radiance Magazine in 1997 she remarked I looked in the mirror and said this is who you are and this is where you are You are okay in this body and youre great healthy lovable and loving person and go forward with love Rosie has been a role model for many women as she admitted her body image and her support for other women who have been struggling with their bodies In April she started her own magazine Rosie She is also raising her three adopted kids as a single mother She
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