“Brave New World” and “Media Exposure and the ‘Perfect’ Body” explore the effects of society’s body standards. Huxley explains how “Too little bone and brawn had isolated Bernard from his fellow men.” (67) Despite being advertised as a perfect social body, the people continue to deal with the relevant issue of societal expectations of body types. In “Brave New World”, any failure to meet the body standards creates deep isolation. They’ve created a society that does not praise differences and individuality but oppresses people with differences and individuality on a basic, surface level. Huxley’s radically flawed society is reminiscent of today’s society. Vitelli describes how today’s society’s body standards are harmful for individuals because “the outcome is low self-esteem” and “health problems.” (1) Unrealistic, specific body ideals cause individuals to view their unique traits negatively leading to self-hate, insecurity, and loneliness. In present day, people are put down and struggle to hold a place in society due to the negativity experienced when people don’t fit into society’s narrow-minded version of beauty. Huxley and Vitelli demonstrate that body standards have an obvious effect on men and women that holds them back from success and happiness.