How the Media Affects Body Image
By Gabby Hayes
“Fat and Unwanted”
“Powerless”
“Hideous”
“I wish I
looked like
that.”
“I'm too
skinny.”
“Meaty”
“Short”
Is it logical to base your feeling of self-worth
and self-image on the models in ads and
magazines?
Are the models we see ...
NO
Audience Statistics
 78% said they have experienced personal
body image issues at some point in their
lives.
 64% said t...
Examples
It isn't just the women!
What can we do?
Sign or Start A Petition
 Websites like Change.org are great for
bringing attention to problems.
 Many companies take in...
Support Companies that Push for
Positive Body Image
Aerie's AerieREAL Campaign
Dove's Real Beauty Campaign
Look into Body Positive Sources of
Entertainment
Tavi Gevinson's ROOKIEMAG
Photographers LOVE Diversity!
Nir Arieli's “Inframen”
 Collection of Infrared photos of male
dancers
 Infrared brings out the “imperfections”
caused b...
Leland Bobbé's “Quintessential
Americans”
 Photographs of people he found interesting
in his travels to America.
Realize that Nobody Has a “Perfect
Body”
 Not even our modern “beauty icons.”
 Don't obsess over being a certain size.
...
Works Cited
"40 Amazing Before and After Photo Retouching Photos | 10Steps.SG." 10StepsSG. N.p., 2010. Web.
07 Apr.
2014. ...
Frank, Priscilla. "10 Stunning Black-And-White Photos That Challenge Norms Of
Masculinity." The Huffington Post. TheHuffin...
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
Persuasive Speech: Media Influence on Body Image
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  1. 1. How the Media Affects Body Image By Gabby Hayes
  2. 2. “Fat and Unwanted” “Powerless” “Hideous” “I wish I looked like that.” “I'm too skinny.” “Meaty” “Short”
  3. 3. Is it logical to base your feeling of self-worth and self-image on the models in ads and magazines? Are the models we see in magazines really people to look up to in terms of body image?
  4. 4. NO
  5. 5. Audience Statistics  78% said they have experienced personal body image issues at some point in their lives.  64% said they don't feel like they can relate physically to models of their gender in magazines or ads.
  6. 6. Examples
  7. 7. It isn't just the women!
  8. 8. What can we do?
  9. 9. Sign or Start A Petition  Websites like Change.org are great for bringing attention to problems.  Many companies take into great consideration the opinions of their target audiences.
  10. 10. Support Companies that Push for Positive Body Image
  11. 11. Aerie's AerieREAL Campaign
  12. 12. Dove's Real Beauty Campaign
  13. 13. Look into Body Positive Sources of Entertainment
  14. 14. Tavi Gevinson's ROOKIEMAG
  15. 15. Photographers LOVE Diversity!
  16. 16. Nir Arieli's “Inframen”  Collection of Infrared photos of male dancers  Infrared brings out the “imperfections” caused by years of their craft.
  17. 17. Leland Bobbé's “Quintessential Americans”  Photographs of people he found interesting in his travels to America.
  18. 18. Realize that Nobody Has a “Perfect Body”  Not even our modern “beauty icons.”  Don't obsess over being a certain size.  Don't feel obligated to lose weight just because magazines say they can show you how.
  19. 19. Works Cited "40 Amazing Before and After Photo Retouching Photos | 10Steps.SG." 10StepsSG. N.p., 2010. Web. 07 Apr. 2014. <http://10steps.sg/inspirations/artworks/40-cool-before-and-after-photo-retouching-photos/>. "#aerieREAL." Aerie for American Eagle. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2014. <http://www.ae.com/aerie/guides/aeriereal.jsp?catId=cat6890055>. Bahadur, Nina. "Male Eating Disorders Are One 'Men's Issue' We Don't Discuss Enough (VIDEO)." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 22 July 2013. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/male-eating-disorders-the-stream_n_3635570.html>. Brooks, Katherine. "Photographer Travels The Country Documenting 'Quintessential Americans'" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 03 Jan. 2014. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/03/americana- photos_n_4531600.html?utm_hp_ref=photography>.
  20. 20. Frank, Priscilla. "10 Stunning Black-And-White Photos That Challenge Norms Of Masculinity." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 07 Jan. 2014. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/nir- arieli_n_4550685.html?utm_hp_ref=photography>. Rookie. Rookie, n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2014. <http://www.rookiemag.com/>. "The Dove® Campaign for Real Beauty." The Dove® Campaign for Real Beauty. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2014. <http://www.dove.us/Social-Mission/campaign-for-real-beauty.as <http://www.dove.us/Social-Mission/campaign-for-real-beauty.aspx>. Wade, Lisa. "You'd Be Shocked at What These Fashion Editors Are Editing Out of Their Photos." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 06 Jan. 2014. Web. 07 Apr. 2014. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-wade/youd-be-shocked-at-what-these-fashion-editors-are- editing-out-of-their-photos_b_4542067.html>.

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