Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Body Image

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In society today, body image is held up to a really high standard. People are made to believe that they have to be thin, skinny, and have a “perfect” body. In reality though, it is actually not that big of a deal. Dying to be Thin really made an impact on me.

In the film, it showed so many lives that were affected by eating disorders. To be able to see inside of those girls’ lives was very eye opening.  Some of the girls in the film were pressured to be thin because they wanted to pursue their dreams to become the best. I think that this is absolutely horrible to feel that pressure from others around you. Someone should not tell you that you are not good enough because of your body size, and as a dancer, you should only be judged on your performance not looks. In another sense, it hurts me to see those girls that I do not even know slowly kill themselves on the inside without even realizing that they are doing it. I have always heard of anorexia and bulimia, but I never noticed just how common that it is. Now that we are more educated about it, we should be the ones to stand up and help those going through it.. Nobody should have to go through that because one thinks that he or she is not good enough. Everybody is beautiful in his or her own way!

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