Beauty images shown through the media often are unrealistic. Nevertheless, it is difficult for children and adolescents, both male and female, to stop comparing themselves to the images they may see on television, in the movies, and in magazines. Generally, these comparisons can result in bad feelings about body image and ones self-concept. As a consequence, children and adolescents might strive to attain the perfect body image and consider these goals as realistic. The result can be the development of an eating disorder.
For this Discussion, select an advertisement about body image, weight, food, an so forth, in todays media. Think about your reactions to the advertisement. What did you think and feel about the advertisement? Consider how it might promote negative feelings about body image for a child or adolescent.
With these thoughts in mind:
By Day 3
Post the URL to an online advertisement or attach a scan/photocopy of the print advertisement to the discussion thread. Then, post a brief description of the advertisement you selected. Explain how this advertisement made you feel and explain why. Finally, explain one way this advertisement might affect a child or adolescent and how. Be specific.