"M" Magazine: Not Appropriate For Teenagers

940 words - 4 pages

The teenage years are difficult because of puberty. During puberty your body is going thru changes, your hormones are raging, and people who were once lifetime friends no longer want to have anything to do with you. For today's teen these challenges can be even more difficult with more pressured to have sex earlier, they face challenges with keeping up with trending fashion, and home environments that are much different then they were ten years ago. Teens also are forced to keep up with unrealistic expectations of looking like they just stepped out of a photo shoot where the skinnier you are the more excepted and attractive you become. Most young teens do not take into account that in order for there bodies to keep up with these unrealistic expectations they have to engage in not eating and could become anorexic or binging and purging by taking laxatives or making themselves vomit that could lead to bulimia.
In selecting a magazine it was not too amazing to see how much things have changed since I was a teenager. I decided to pick up a magazine called “M” and read the articles inside to present in my paper. One of the things that I noticed about this magazine was an advice column. This advice column consisted of questions sent in by teenagers and then a celebrity would provide advice to the teen asking the question. As a parent this was alarming to me for a couple of reasons. The first reason I found celebrity advice disturbing is because they are not parents themselves and the second reason is because stars are not trained professionals and they could send out the wrong signals or give bad advice. One of the questions asked by a teen in the magazine was a twelve year old girl that was concerned because she had a curvy figure. The teen seeking advice related her body to Jordan Sparks. The advice that was given to the teen was “to embrace her body because she was naturally beautiful and to be comfortable with who she is.” The reason that this particular question stood out more in my mind rather then a couple of others was because I remembered reading about body image at this age and some alarming things to watch out for. The text references when girls mature early that they often lack self-confidence and many teens that reach puberty early have a dissatisfaction with there body image.( Berk 206) The advice that was given was good, but if it was given by an adult they might have went a step further to talk about eating disorders and warning against unhealthy habits such as over exercising or not eating just as an example. “M” magazine depicts unrealistic images of thin women that have perfectly trimmed...

Find Another Essay On "M" Magazine: Not Appropriate for Teenagers

Should the Driving Age be Raised to 18?

725 words - 3 pages raised to 18 years old because teenagers have responsibilities to be go to certain places, if teenagers learn to drive early on in life they will be more comfortable driving and cautious when they get older, and an opposing view point is that teenager’s reflexes are not fully developed or equipped to safely handle an accident. II. Teenagers have responsibilities to be go to certain places. A. Teenagers normally have responsibilities to go to

Teenagers and the Desire of Perfection

1084 words - 4 pages affected by fashion magazines is teenagers. Not one teenager, myself included, if asked, can honestly say that he or she has never been affected by a fashion magazine before in their life. Statistic say that over 50% of women and 40% of men develop, and struggle with, an eating disorder by the time that they reach the age of 30; and frighteningly enough, only 8% of these people are able to turn their lives around and recover completely after they have

Analysis of the Representation of Women in Magazines

1079 words - 4 pages traditional. This portrays the reader. Most modern middle aged women have jobs and still look after their children, and therefore would not have enough time to read the magazine. All three magazines reflect the target audience and the dominant ideology for that age group. The teenage ideology is to be a rich and famous celebrity which is represented by Britney Spears. Many teenagers see her as a role model and

It's Time to Toughen the Laws on Teen Drivers

1235 words - 5 pages most countries" (online). This is not surprising to me since there are some states that have allowed teenagers to drive at age fourteen in some circumstances.For the most part, sixteen and seventeen year olds don't realize the importance and responsibility that comes when getting a drivers license. They feel it is something to play around with and don't take it seriously. For instance, immaturity is a cause of being irresponsible. Because of this

Teen Romanance is Not Smart

1083 words - 4 pages then my friends had already given up what should have been one of their top priorities: preparing for college.  It is really sad to see fellow teenagers make such messes of their lives.     Teenagers who get into serious relationships not only forget about school.  They also forget about their immediate families.  A teenager's family should be the most important group of people to the teenager.  A teenager's parents are the ones who

Advertisement in Teen Vogue

1119 words - 4 pages items that everybody has the desire to own to items that are essential for living. Clothing items are an essential for living, but not everyone can afford the top-notch brand names. Advertisements for clothing in Vogue Magazine are extremely different than the clothing advertisements you would find in the magazine Seventeen. Both well-known magazines are exploiting what is expected to sell, but they are selling to different audiences. Considering

the long time to see him

999 words - 4 pages How do the media influence people's behavior and perception of the world? When you look at a magazine, what catches your attention the most? Is it the juicy gossip which tells you if a certain celebrity broke up with another? Or is it the beautiful models which grace every single page of the magazine? What music is the best? What is in fashion? A place we might like to visit for vacation. Where should we go out with our friends? What movie to go

An experiment to find out if the emotional fluctuation was reflected in biological responses.

2663 words - 11 pages appropriate unit of measurement has been dominated by the apparent need to control for the dependence on background level in order to obtain a valid comparison between GSRs. (Montagu, J. D. & Coles, E. M., 1966) There are different suggested transformations of the basic units, which have emerged as a result of statistical maneuvers. The universal validity of the need for independence from the background level should not be accepted because

Advertisers' Techniques of Aiming Products at Certain Audiences

2021 words - 8 pages their target audience will be watching.The two adverts I have chosen to analyse are the M&M advert aimed at children/teenagers and the Virgin Mobile phone advert aimed at adults.I have chosen two adverts, which were shown at different times of the day and in between different programmes.The M&M advert was shown in between the Simpson's in the early evening. Now this is a good advantage to the advertisers because the

Young people’s views of lowering the age of consent

2217 words - 9 pages Law at the beginning is young people may be more careful or make up answer once they realise some activities or thoughts are not appropriate or even illegal. Teenager’s sexual experience and some other lifestyle (sexual partners, love experience, etc.) will be asked using contingency questions form, for example: Meanwhile, the sexual attitudes will be measured though sematic differential scaling (Babbie, 2007), for example: How do you see your

Should the Driving Age be Raised to 21?

808 words - 3 pages not realize the negative effect that that would cause. For instance, if the age increased, teenagers would lose independence and freedom, parents would have to sacrifice their time and freedom, and even though teenagers die in car crashes every year, it would not decrease the overall number of deaths per year. Driving a car and obtaining a driver’s license does perhaps seem to provide people with a great sense of independence and freedom

Similar Essays

Cellphones Should Be A Privilege For Teenagers Not A Necessity

3035 words - 12 pages great consequences which young adults and teenagers are not yet ready for: due to the ability to communicate with anyone around the world in seconds, the fact that cellphone use has desensitized us from one another and most recently it has started to become a very dangerous addiction. The search for new ways of communication begun in 1844 with the non-electrical telegraph, the creation of many minds and many hands invented by Claude Chappe; however

Alcohol Advertisements Exploit Younger Crowds Essay

1258 words - 5 pages most troubled age group having the highest rates of alcohol use, alcohol dependence, and need for treatment. In spite of restrictions, several millions of teenagers and adolescents are interested in drinking alcohol and are able to get alcohol. According to the Federal Trade Commissionís survey, alcohol advertising and promotions do not reach, and do not affect teenagers and adolescents. But I contend that younger crowds are reached by alcohol

Appropriateness Of Teen Magazines. Essay

6319 words - 25 pages age of 18 there's a 50 per cent probability that they have. Being a virgin is generally criticised by other teenagers. Despite the fact that magazines promote safe sex, research has shown that safe sex does not exist unless two virgins are having sex for the first time and remain with each other for life.On the other hand, these magazines run articles on what their readers want to know. If Dolly magazine receive a letter asking for help about not

America Needs Sex Education In Schools

2235 words - 9 pages Sex education is a major cause of arguments among parents and their school’s board of directors. Some parents argue that sex education should be taught at home or in their religious institution based upon their values. Should the public education system teach sex education to students? There has not been a solution that can be agreed upon unanimously. Sex education isn’t yet a necessity in every school but community support for it is slowly