The Objectification of Men and Women in the Media

Today, more and more children are being exposed to unrealistic images of what a person's body should look like. This can cause children to have low-self esteem and self-confidence.

Media exposure that is high in objectification can cause people to start to view their bodies as objects to be looked at by others. This low-self esteem and self-confidence can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, or suicidal thoughts and/or actions.

Many youth are impressionable by things such as media and advertising. Seeing images such as these enforces that they need to have the perfect body and act a certain way.

This is the greatest problem facing 8th graders today because of all of the negative effects that the objectification of people in the media can have.  

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