- Ross, Carolyn C. “Why Do Women Hate Their Bodies?” World of Psychology. PsychCentral, 2 June 2012. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.
Background: This link sends you to an article that addresses the evolution of the ideal body of a women. In the earlier 1900’s full figured women like Marilyn Monroe were considered to be the world’s ideal woman. The basis of this article is to show the change in the media and fashion industry, and how it affected young girls and teens growing up
How I use it: I used the statistics provided to support my rebuttal argument against my thesis. I showed how many young girls who are of average weight believe they are overweight due to the unrealistic bodies that are shown in the media. What these young girls fail to realize is that these magazine use photoshop when editing their photos of these “ideal” women.
2. “Body Image Men.” RSS 20. Mirror-mirror Org., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2015
Background: This article touches base on How male body image is developed, Problems men have with their body image, and how to address the issue. A survey conducted by Psychology Today found that men believe their appearance is much more important to women then women report it is; for instance, men believe if they lose their hair women will not want to date them, even though many women say they are willing to date bald men.
How I used it: I connected it to my thesis, speaking on the use of steroids to promote more muscle in order to feel more attractive to women. Many men feel like a muscular build is what defines their manly hood.
3. Dixon, Patrick. “Steroids – The Truth about Steroids.” Steroids – The Truth about Steroids. Global Change Ltd., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.
Background: This article speaks on why steroids are so dangerous, what they are medically used for, how and why they are abused, as well as the effects steroids have on the brain. They also show statistics on how many men abuse steroids at a young age.
How I use it: When creating my Causal Argument to support my thesis that poor body image is more psychologically damaging to men rather than women. Men usually turn to steroids in hopes of getting that stronger build they yearn for, without realizing the psychological effects of steroids. Steroids cause paranoia, mood swings, and rage. Those three factors excluding the fact they have an increased and large amount of strength make them a flight risk.
4. Grace, Francie. “Cops: Pro Wrestler Killed Family, Self.” CBSNews. CBS Interactive, 26 June 2007. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.
Background: Wrestler from WWE, Chris Benoit, killed his wife, son and himself. After cops found the families’ bodies they found Chris’s steroids. They believe that is what sent him over the edge.
How I used It: I used it as support on my point that steroids are dangerous and men who use them because of their body image issues are being even more psychologically damaged than women. Not only do they have this disease of poor body image but their brains are being chemically altered by the same thing they used in hopes of gaining the happiness with themselves.
5. Bennington, Vanessa. “Male Body Image and the Pressure to Use Steroids.” Http://breakingmuscle.com/mens-fitness/male-body-image-and-the-pressure-to-use-steroids. Breaking Muscle Manifesto, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.
Background: Coach and Trainer Vanessa Bennington uses this article to showcase the men who opened up to her about their body image issues. With their permission of course, she takes us through their stories and what led them to the decision to use steroids. Most of them were athletes of some sorts that constantly compared themselves to the bigger men around them.
How I used It: Although I didn’t use any of stories for my Research Position, I found this article helpful just because of the overall incite of it. I found more cases of men with poor body image in this article than I did when searching through google.
6. “What Are the Possible Side Effects of Oral Steroids? – Steroids to Treat Arthritis: Side Effects of This Treatment.” MedicineNet. WebMD, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
Background: This article also touches base on the horrible side effects of steroids. It talks about the differences between oral and injected steroids.
How I used it: When creating my Causal Argument to support my thesis that poor body image is more psychologically damaging to men rather than women. Men usually turn to steroids in hopes of getting that stronger build they yearn for, without realizing the psychological effects of steroids. Steroids cause paranoia, mood swings, and rage. Those three factors excluding the fact they have an increased and large amount of strength make them a flight risk.