What is Discrimination:
Hollywood culture constantly bombards us with images of the emaciated model; stick thin with not an ounce of fat. If a model or actress is unable to naturally achieve this desired look then she is sent for remodeling and pulled apart and reproduced as a conglomerate of images and digital renderings far removed from true reality. Famously, Cindy Crawford was recorded as saying she wished that she looked like the Cindy Crawford reproduced in media depictions. This skeleton of a body is held up as the emblematic symbol of beauty, but in actuality, this form is so unattainable because no one can actually achieve this digital appearance not even the celebrities themselves.
Such a culture largely discriminates against the regular woman who comes in all shapes and sizes. Women are told to love their bodies yet are constantly fed this ideal form and told to live up to the expectation. Similarly men are bombarded with images where musculature is so defined it is almost impossible to naturally achieve. This modern culture avidly discriminates against the “regular” individual leaving one to feel insecure about their bodies and in some cases forcing young persons into eating disorders in order to maintain a figure representative of magazine covers. Lets face it; we live in a culture that discriminates against us, even the celebrities that engender these stereotypical norms. No one can actually achieve this near perfect beauty without the help a computer or a good surgeon. What this Hollywood culture forgets is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what is attractive to one does not apply to the majority. Society needs to stop discriminating based on these fictions before more young girls and boys die at the behest of eating disorders that seem to be plaguing western nations.
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