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Sadly physical appearance is often the only feature of an individual that we take into consideration when we meet someone Unconsciously we judge people based on the stereotypes of beauty that are instilled in our perceptions What is it that brainwashes us into believing one person is attractive and another not Advertising and the media are classic scapegoats for the main driving-force for our physical obsession The media is merely an extension of our views as a society as a whole The media controls us but we control the media We control ourselves So who really is to blame Who is it that controls the media Usually we like to think that people that are much different than us are controlling the media In the end advertising is meant to appeal to the people the product is being sold to If we didnt like the image on the billboard or magazine then we wouldnt buy the product We like to look at people that are attractive Sometimes we consciously know we want to see attractive people and sometimes we only know subconsciously Either way beauty is something that we cant ignore The argument here is that its the media thats defining what beauty is There are many reasons why the media is and isnt the problem spawning our false ideals Everyday we are exposed to countless images portraying women the way that the media would like them to be portrayed Often this means that the women that are displayed are unnaturally thin and airbrushed to look perfect These pictures have defined the way that we view beauty Someone that doesnt fit this tight standard of beauty is ugly and therefore must change their eating habits to try and force their bodies to apply to this impossible standard What is it that creates this deep need to conform Many believe that it starts at a very young age Barbie dolls have recently been criticized for their
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