Through being involved and seeing what other people have such as personal belongings and physical attributions, has led the mind of many to believe they have to look a specific way to be "beautiful" or behave a specific way to be with the "in" crowd. You can admit that you too have probably been found guilty at some point or another wishing you had someone's physical attributes, or possibly their belongings. I mean, we all do it, right? Just when do you take a step back and realize it has gone too far before changing a piece of you that is fine to begin with?
This isn't the first, or the last, time someone will receive plastic surgery treatment to shape them exactly how they want to look. It has almost been embedded in us that if we don't have what we see our idols have, we are not good enough. Therefore this trend will continue changing many who are beautiful, no surgery needed.
Most female actresses are underweight, as well as models around the world. In fact in some parts of the world, there have been laws created in which models have to be of a healthy weight in order to walk the runway or participate in photoshoots. Although the weight of the woman may be unhealthy, women tend to look up to them and idolize them, imagining themselves to be their weight and size because they are viewed as "gorgeous", "beautiful", "stunning", etc. In a result looking at themselves in a mirror and not feeling satisfied with their personal image.
Discussion Questions:In what ways do you feel the media has influenced women that may change behavior and beliefs?
Have you felt the need to change something about your appearance or jump on the latest trend?