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Melissa Willyard November 29 1999 English 1201 Body Obsession in the Media In a world where image seems to be everything its hard not to pay attention to the way you look Body Image is a quickly growing fad all over the world today Everyone wants to be that Victoria Secret model or the buff guy on the cover of GQ magazine The problem is some people go the wrong way about obtaining that image and even go to the extent of hurting themselves to reach that ideal look Many of us catch ourselves standing in front of a mirror analyzing every detail curve or lack of and flaw of our bodies although there are those who admire their favorite parts as well Of course everyone has a part of their body that they dislike but when analyzing turns to an obsession thats when trouble can start Millions of Americans are in a battle with their own bodies focusing so much on what they look like that it turns into a fixation In fact so many are dissatisfied with their bodies that poor body concept is considered normal in todays society People tend to distort their views about their own bodies causing them to have a negative body image and such an obsession may be detrimental to their health Such a negative image can cause low self-esteem depression sexual dysfunction poor health habits and sometimes psychiatric disorders Something-fishy website Most of all it can lead to the eating disorders that are currently plaguing a majority of women today When women go beyond the limits of their own bodies the results can be deadly In todays day and age society is more aware of this then ever If a young woman walked into a doctors office twenty years ago thirty pounds underweight and her hair falling out the doctor would probably recommend putting moisturizer in her hair Today every doctor would
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