WHAT IS THE MEDIA DOING TO OUR YOUNG GIRLS?
I'll tell you what they are doing! They are poisoning the minds of today's society. The sad part is it's not just teenage girls, it's grown women, it's our entire society (including men).
The media has put such a huge emphasis on body image that everyone wants the "perfect body", and will take drastic measures to get it. This effects our culture and our society as a whole, but the damage that it's doing to our teenage girls is astronomical.
The news is agenda setting at its finest. Just once I'd like to see an "unattractive" or "over-weight" man or woman broadcasting the news or weather. What exactly is the criteria? Do you have to be articulate and beautiful; or maybe you just have to be visually appealing to most and you just "wing" it. (no disrespect to all the news anchors out there)
We need to put more focus on inner-beauty, integrity, self-esteem, and building a more positive and healthy self image. Thankfully, there are some celebrities and companies that are trying to make a difference by promoting individuality and health, opposed to the stereotypical image of beauty.