Advertisements Affect in Teenage Girls

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Sending a Different Message in Advertisements


Advertisements cannot be taken away from companies, since they are what sell products, but a change of reality can help the teenage population. What I mean by “change of reality” is to have average and realistic size models and mannequins to promote the realistic average size. By promoting average size women in advertisements will allow teenagers to accept their body image and instead of comparing it to what is far from obtaining, which is modified skinny and underweight women. I believe this will allow teenage girls and women to boost their confidence and be accepted by society by other concepts aside from the body image. Having average size models, can promote that there is not an ideal image, but rather to have a focus to be accepted by whom every individual is.

Advertisements should consider stopping promoting a constant image of beauty and skinny women. As explained in my advocacy report, teenager’s self-esteem becomes affected and to fit the ideal image women tend to diet. An agency of average size models is the Natural Model Management, which promote average size women who are beautiful and are realistic size. The models of Natural Model Management promote beauty, without having to be extremely skinny, but rather to show their body as it is. These models’ size varies from size 6 and up, and this agency does not consider the models to be “overweight” of “fat”, but rather realistic size.

Promoting average size models in advertisements can help the public to accept average as ideal size, instead of skinny.  Change of models can help the public to become more accepted of every body being unique, instead as seen apart for not fitting what the media displays.

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Not Enough Prevention on Advertisements


Through my research on the negative affect media has on adolescent girls I came to the conclusion that there is a lot of information, but not enough prevention from allowing advertisements have a toll on females. What the media is affecting teenage girls is by their constant focus on women’s body image, but the public does not notice this issue, because we have become prone to the images and just believe that they are the ideal.

The reason to why I focus on teenage girls is because as I was growing up I thought that being average weight was overweight, but I was wrong.  Teenage girls do not like to be set apart in any group, never less to be identified as the “chubby” or “fat girl” of the class; and for many cases these girls are not even close to being overweight, but we have become susceptible to the images of skinny being ideal. Through my research I found an article of a store in Sweden who had average size mannequins, size 14-16, and mothers were angry because they argued that it was presenting obesity to be fine for their children. This is just one of the many examples that were found, but it shows how we are just use to seeing ideal images of skinny and when we see the average we believe that it is over weight. Hopefully teenage girls do not feel the pressure of losing weight to fit what is “accepted”, but instead allow their body to develop as it should.


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Advertisements Negative Impact on Teenage Girls



Through my blogs I have been focusing in the way advertisements have been a negative impact on teenage girls, and by research I have come across information I did not think about in the beginning of my research that it would influence and affect teenage girls. Advertisements show ideal images of women being flawless and excessively thin, and focusing in women puts pressure on teenage girls to believe that they must look like the image po

rtrayed as growing up to fit into society.

Teenage girls have constant reminders of what it is to fit in, and feel as if they have fail if they do not fit the ideal image. For many, advertisements are constant reminders of what it is to be beautiful, flawless, and skinny; but the risk many teenage girls take to look that certain way is affecting this population. Teenage girls tend to diet by not eating to not “gain weight” and when fail to lose weight, their self-esteem is brought down because many believe that excessive weigh is not beautiful since it does not fit the ideal image.

Teenage girls are a vulnerable population, since they are developing physically and mentally, but feel as if they fail when seen apart in society. Teenage girls should not feel as if they are different or ugly because they do not fit the ideal image of an advertisement mode, but instead understand how to love their body, and not change it to fit in to what is probably not reality.

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Advertisements Constant Focus on Women’s Image

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I have been researching on the way advertisements have been affecting teenagers by the way they see their bodies, leading the urge to fit into society. Within the research I was able to find more on the affects advertisements have had within teenagers, even the affects that I had not even thought of happening. Researching the issue brought to me the constant focus on women’s image within the media, which opened my eyes on the realistic cause of why teenagers are affected by women’s advertisements.

Medias’ constant focus on women looking ideal as beauty, flawless, and skinny is the affect in which teenagers are looking upon now more than ever. Teenagers are vulnerable in images and researching this issue gave me an input on a survey of teenagers in a school of San Francisco which 80% of girls claimed to be in diet to look good when in reality they were not all overweight. This showed how only images can create an impact on the way teenagers become self-conscious with images seem every day of ideal women.

I have been enjoying this topic for the cause in which not a lot of people are concern of this issue, but yet the effects have been seen and tested, but yet there is not much done about it. Further on in my paper I will speak about my proposed solutions to stop the constant focus in women’s image.