Barbie Isn’t Real Television, magazines, and movies all have the same requirement, are you attractive enough? For many years, the media has been indulging society with the images and videos of what everyone is supposed to be, by their norms. Although more and more teens are texting, and not only could that result in ignorance of English proficiency, but also the loss of lives due to texting and driving; the media is creating these images we are supposed to live up to and therefore influencing Americans to change rather than focusing on issues such as texting. The media influences society to live up to these standards that are unrealistic, not healthy, and not accurate. You can pick up the latest issue of any magazine and that
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Breezy). It is depressing to know that society feels inferior based on what the media creates. “A simple photograph can tap into our emotions”(Siddiqi, H) It is interesting that our minds can be controlled by a single image we see on magazines, television screens, and even billboards. Both physically and mentally, the media is causing damage, and is creating nothing but insecurity in societies youths.
It is shocking that we, as a society, buy into the inaccuracy that they are manipulating to us as an audience. The celebrities that often are suppose to represent normal people, as reality television stars, will often have plastic surgery in order to fit into Hollywood’s stereotype and not our standards as Americans (Sands, Breezy). A more shocking fact is, America’s oldest toy doll, that young girls often want to become like, does not measure right if she was to be born naturally, says Sands Breezy. The infamous barbie toy doll does not measure up to a normal body and is even underweight. Another false advertising many believe to be true is make up, supposedly covering up all flaws,”even the latest make-up advertisements try to sell something that does not even work” (Sexton, Timothy). Having all these inaccurate images and people is not right for the media to show and display as, natural and normal.
Even though one might argue that texting and it’s lack of proficiency and