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A big problem in todays society is women obsessing about their body image After reading a paragraph of John Lahrs The Voodoo of Glamour it made me think why women worry so much about their body image Glamour has a lethal effect on the psyche Lahr says This is very true This concern has become so common with women of all ages that it is considered normal The supposed goal for women in todays society is to be thin and beautiful So why do women try to meet this perfect body image The media definitely plays a role Lastly how can we women come to terms with our own body image Trying to meet this perfect body image deals a lot with our society Women have been brought up thinking that they have to obtain one certain body type which is being thin In todays society being thin and attractive is power There can be benefits too Having this image can mean the difference in getting that job that you want or that guy that youve had your eye on This has led women to compete against each other Society bases a lot on first impression which is our outside appearance Therefore to be successful women believe that they have to have the perfect body image Society or success arent the only reasons why women obsess about their body image media is one reason too I believe that the media is our number one influence on why we obsess about our body We all see these perfect celebrities on television shows movies or magazines and we immediately begin comparing ourselves to them I have to be honest Ive done it but so have many other women It is hard not too The media connects thinness to beauty and happiness and women especially teenagers relate to this These days young women grow up reading magazines and watching television that emphasizes beauty and being thin as one
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