Thesis: The appearance driven media negatively influences viewers by glamorizing thinness which potentially triggers females to develop an eating disorder.
Short Summary: The media focuses on beautiful, thin women. Unlike average American women, the people portrayed in the media (magazines, movies and more) are thin and have low BMI's. Often, women look up to the people in the media, and they are inspired to look like them. This can cause women to develop an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. These disorders pose as a threat to the lives of the sufferers. Even with celebrities reinforcing to their audience the dangers of eating disorders and the importance of being happy with one's appearance, some women still obtain eating disorders to change their physique. The media should embrace different body types and encourage body confidence in order for women to be comfortable with themselves.
Connection: My paper involves different types of eating disorders, which obviously are centered around food. My project, becoming vegan and creating vegan desserts, includes food. Also, diets (such as my vegan diet) relate to eating disorders because some females go on diets even though they do not need to, causing an eating disorder.