What is body image? A person’s mental image of himself and the way others see them. What is a correct body image? “A correct body Image is being healthy and feeling good about you.” –Octavia “A correct body image is being able to portray how you feel and who you are by the way you carry yourself.” –Janai “A correct body image is those who are happy with themselves.” –Patsy As a group we have all came to an agreement that all of our answers were good, but who is to say they are right, or that one of them are wrong? We feel that there is no such thing as a “correct” body image.
As everyone knows that there are all different types of body images, but what most fail to understand is that there is no wrong body image, or one body image more beautiful than the other. As three beautiful women with three different body images sat down and discussed a few. We came to an agreement that if it were not for media in this day in age then there would not be a negative or positive body image. “If you have a positive body image then you probably like, and accept yourself” –kidshealth.org this statement is true because if you accept yourself, then that is a positive body image. A body image should be exactly who you are and represent.
Appearance is not everything, but everyone should agree that is what you are judged by. To get a behind the desk job you would have to look the part, showing a positive body image saying that you are ready, and capable for the task. If you think about it, most women and men who plays the best role in the love stories, and the sexiest men of the month all have something in common; “the look.” Every one of them has a body that looks like it’s made out of stone. With the airbrush skin it leaves no room for flaws. Everyone has flaws, and it make people feel like they cannot be beautiful or sexy, if there are bumps on their faces. Although it is mainly common for women to have self-esteem issues, men are likely to feel a certain way when they are compared to some men. It is normal many women in the United States feel pressured to measure up to a certain social and cultural ideal of beauty, which can lead to poor body image. Women are constantly bombarded with "Barbie Doll-like" images. Knowing that it is almost impossible to look “perfect” in society because of the way times change. In the 40’s and 50’s Marilyn Monroe being a fuller woman that is what was “hot.” Later in the 70’s when Tweet was popular, it was the skinny that was beautiful. Beauty should not go in circles, even though it does. The different types of body images are all beautiful, and we plan to name a few of them from fat to skinny, plastic surgery, body dysfunctions, disorders, and down to just plain your sense of style.
Being fat does not make anyone ugly, and being skinny does not make anyone beautiful. What really makes someone is their sweet, good heartedness. If you feel comfortable with your size no matter what size you are then who cares what your body image...