The Creation and Prevalence of Size-ism as Prejudice in Society Where do thinness ideals stem from and why have they become more prevalent in North American society? In this paper, I aim to find reasoning for why women may judge their peers, based on weight, thinness, or attractiveness; how male perceptions and ideals can influence female judgment; and whether this is merely media-influence, or part of a evolutionary change. It is my theory that ideals relating to thinness are largely media-created, and that through consumption of media images - that advertise the power, success and sexual attractiveness of thin women; and the physical flaws, loss of careers and lack of successful relationships realistically-shaped women are portrayed with...The end:
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