The topic I have chosen to research is how the media portrays body image in all aspects. Whether it be music, movies, or any other form of media, women are always portrayed to have slim and slender bodies with enhanced assets. What my objective for this research essay is, is to analyze why the media feels the need to portray women that way and also how it effects female entertainers, actors, singers, etc. What I hope to gain more knowledge about is exactly how many directors or artists are striving to give women in the industry a whole new look by saying “all women do not have to look like this.”
- Female Body Image and the Mass Media: Perspectives on How Women Internalize the Ideal Beauty Standard
I believe this article from Westminister Myriad will help provide me with solid research about different ways female body image is portrayed in the media and how it effects women
Dove’s real beauty campaign started in 2004 and created a global conversation about the need for a wider definition of beauty. This source would be applicable to help finding company’s and organizations that want to change the look of female body image in America. It will give me resources to help my readers understand that what is portrayed in the media as female body image is not fair and is not accurate.
This article will help give insight into how body image is portrayed for advertising purposes
4. Body Image
This source is from the Government of Western Australia Department of Health, but explains how body image effects health and gives tips on building self-esteem and body confidence.
This article in the huffington post brings the sight of body image from the eyes of celebrities. Celebrities are the ones that struggle the most with body image so hearing what these 10 young stars have to say about body image will make for a good source to help identify the problem with how women are portrayed in the media.