Womans Fight For Reality Essay

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A Women's Fight for Reality It is the year 2000 and we are seeing women approach the highest ranks in the working force. Some of these ranks include those of doctrines, high government statuses, and even head of major corporations. With all this happening, another issue arises, one that causes women to see themselves from the outside more then the inside. Women are more than ever comparing themselves to magazine models and hurting themselves, as well as men, mentally and physically.Between the 1950s and the 1970s women were looked upon as art, in magazines like Playboy. These types of magazines were showing the actual body of a woman with realistic qualities. Women were allowed to have wide hips, smaller sized breast, and not long legs and nothing was thought of about it. They were still seen as beautiful women with realistic qualities, but with the aid of computer enhancing we are seeing this slowly fade away. Theses magazines now show women with unrealistic perfect figures on all the pages. Women having qualities like longs legs, symmetrical rears, round breast, and big eyes. Women know men look for these types of figures; therefore, they try to meet these standards and only end up hurting themselves in the end.The mental and physical pain, which follows women around, is dangerous to their gender and lives. They seem to think they have a horrible figure, thus this image is carried along with them throughout their day. This then causes submission to diseases such as Bulimia and Anorexia. These diseases affect so many. The American Anorexia Bulimia Association states, "Anorexia and Bulimia are psychiatric disorders that affect more then five million American men and women. Nearly every man, women, and child have suffered at one time or another from the issues of weight, body fat, and self image and nearly fifteen percent submit themselves to one of the two disorders above (AABA)." This quote allows us to see the exact numbers, but more than anything it discusses the fact that women as well as men are being the victims. This mental suffering is only the first half of the story. The second deals with a whole other side.Women see themselves physically as not having the body type that a man would find admirable. Therefore, they are having procedures done to correct the things they see as imperfections of their body figures. These little things they find are truly not imperfections but normal human characteristics that make a person unique. Women are having more plastic surgery than ever before. A few procedures women have done are breast implants, face-lifts, and liposuctions. According to the Medical Service Directory, the amount of money women spend on these types of operations is enormous. The average cost of breast implants in America ranges from $4,000 to $5,000 face-lifts anywhere from $3,000 to $6,500 and liposuction anywhere from $3,000 to $6,500. On a scale of pain from one to ten, one being the lowest and ten the highest, breast...

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