The source explores and explain how social brings about negative image perspectives in the society. Social media connect various people across the global for the purpose of communication. On the other side, social media has negatives concerns on the body image as people compare themselves with others. People are very conscious about their physical appearance, this led to “severe psychological and physical problems”. People crave for “achievement and popularity” in the social media, thus the problem arises. Interactions with social media content can lead up to people trying their bests to present themselves. “People often edit or add filters to their selfies, take many selfies before choosing one to post, and worry about the reactions of others.” Says the article. These people try to get up compliments from others in areas where they post their images. The struggles of trying to compare their compliments to compliments of images that are either edited or people who are naturally thin, lead people into situations like losing weight or bulking up. It might be anticipated that the more people understand the social media world, the less likely they are to make comparisons with the images they see on social media, which they then interpret in a negative way. So in general thoughts, I could conclude that social media is an acting factor for negative body images.
The video shows us that most of the people usually ask themselves what the perfect body is. Well what is it? Analysis shows that people’s perspective on what the ideal body weight is actually 20% less of the normal weight. This has created a general mentality that “they” aren’t good enough. A large number of these people who think they are fat are actually underweight. WHERE DOES ALL THIS COME FROM People always blame the media for creating bad body images. But in normal sense there other even greater factors that will lead to bad body images. Things like the environment the person stays in can do much. People can influence others to change. Calling them names like Fat, can create a mental paradox to the person there for they would either bulk up or become thin to that extent it’s not health. So I conclude by saying that social media is not the only thing that can be blamed for negative body images to people but can be termed as one of the causes.
Bonespo, a hashtag that is going around showing images of very thin ladies. The basic idea is that the skinner the better. This hashtag going on has reached out to a lot of people. They have become very interactive when it comes to showing of the immensely thin legs and pop out collar bones. It has reached a stage where we stay and ask ourselves are these real? Most of the images seen proven to be photoshoped or edited. This has led to idea that the images are real. Posts like “I feel so massive today,” whilst the image itself is of a skinny girl. This has given people the idea that the person is going to thinner. This has led up to people trying to keep up with the images. It’s either starving themselves, using pills or any other way of losing body fat. In the end social media post like so have an impact to peoples images.
Eating disorders are hard to understand than people realize, so says the article. This article shows us that social media isn’t the causing factor of bad body images, like how cigars ads aren’t the cause of cancer. The article shows that there could be other factors that could cause negative body image. “I can tell you that I still don't know what caused it and probably never will. I have a good idea of what ignited it, but that's different from what caused it. Losing my brother when I was 17 years old taught me in the cruellest of ways, that there were things in my life I couldn't control, as a result, I turned to the one thing I could control; my body,” this is a great example from the article. It shows that the person wanted to show that she had control over her body and thinning out was the way of showing that. So in general conclusion social media isn’t the only playing factor of negative body images.