If social media could kill

(Trigger warning , eating disorders etc.)

First of all, i assume that the most of you have experienced some sort of problem with your body image (by the way all bodies are unique and beautiful in their own ways). And also, we all know how bad social media can affect someone’s self-body image or, it can trigger body-dysmorphia (which i will be explaining later-on). And now i will be

talking about my own thoughts, with proof , with the disorders it can cause.

 

First, I am going to explain some of the disorders which “normalizing the body image that is actually photoshopped” can cause, so that we can understand the topic better.

1.Body dysmorphia                                                                                                                                                      Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health disorder in which you can’t stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears minor or can’t be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations.                                   So when you have body dysmorphia, you see yourself  in a much worse shape to what you like to be

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2. Eating disorder(it is mainly caused by body dysmorphia                                                                                         An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person’s physical and/or mental health. They include binge eating disorder, where people eat a large amount in a short period of time; anorexia nervosa, where people eat very little due to a fear of gaining weight and thus have a low body weight; bulimia nervosa, where people eat a lot and then try to rid themselves of the food; pica, where people eat non-food items; rumination syndrome, where people regurgitate food

 

So if we come to the main point of this article, as you can already guess the problem here is that the media normalizes the body types which cannot be achieved or made in a natural way. For example some influencers say that they got their body with complete hardwork when it is very clear that they got plastic surgery or they photoshopped their photos. And all the beautiful people in the world thought by the media ,which is in a massive craving of money and hope they will get more clients, that the body type or something can only be achieved through several procedures should be and i quote, “better” stereotype, they think that they are not good enough. That they don’t deserve to be loved. That they are not beautiful. but when it’s actually just the type that the media has normalized. With that, all that the media and “photoshop” and saying that it is “natural”  (sadly most of the cases are) does kill beautiful people by making them sick because they think they are beautiful enough. So they try to be the sterotype and they usually get overly obsessed , and they slowly start to die.

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