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Miguel Rodriguez

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English 115HON
Professor Lawson
Project 3: Annotated Bibliography
23 November 2016
Annotated Bibliography
Arak, Joel. Body Image Issues And Teen Suicide. CBS News. The Associated Press, 6 June
2005. Web. 18 Nov. 2016. This article discusses how people, who perceive themselves
whether as too fat or too skinny, were more likely to attempt suicide. I found this article
using the google search engine. I searched for suicides linked to body images in media
and clicked on the first search result. This article is credible, since it is from a wellknown news station named CBS. This article will be useful to my research paper because
it shows how body images in the media are able to affect men and boys, causing them to
believe that they are too fat or too thin because their body does not the match the ones in
advertisements.
Bennington, Vanessa. Male Body Image And The Pressure To Use Steroids. Breaking Muscle.
Breakingmuscle.com, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2016. This article mentions how the male body
is presented in media, pressures men and boys to result to steroids. I found this article
using the google search engine. I searched for steroid use in men and boys because of
media and clicked on the first search result. This article is credible because Bennington
is a fitness coach herself, sharing stories of men who resulted to steroids in order to
appear more masculine. This article will be useful to my research paper because it shows
the reason why the majority of men and boys take steroids; they want bodies like the ones
they constantly see in advertisements. In addition, I will connect how the use of steroids

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among men and boys is able to affect their behavior, causing them to experience
uncontrollable rage or extreme irritability.
Cruz, Jaime. Body-Image Pressure Increasingly Affects Boys. The Atlantic. The Atlantic
Monthly Group, 10 Mar. 2014. Web. 18 Nov. 2016. This article explains the harms men
and boys are doing to themselves and their body just to replicate what the media
considers the perfect body. I found this article using the google search engine. I
searched for the effect of body images among boys and clicked on the first search
result. This article is credible because it is from a respected American magazine called
The Atlantic, so I knew it was a trustworthy source. This article will be beneficial to my
paper because it mentions how the typical muscular male body in advertisements leads
men and boys to depression. By leading men and boys to depression, I will connect this
source to how the idealization of the male body in advertisements affects the state of
mind of numerous men and boys throughout the world.
Freeman, Hadley. Why black models are rarely in fashion. The Guardian. Guardian News and
Media Limited, 18 Feb. 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2016. This article mentions the favoritism of
whites in media. I found this article using the google search engine. I searched for
number of white male models vs. black male models and clicked on the second search
result. This article is credible because The Guardian has a reputation for quality
journalism. This article will be vital to my paper when I talk about the limitation of male
models in advertisements.
Godsey, Chris. "Male Body Stereotypes." Body Image, edited by Auriana Ojeda, Greenhaven
Press, 2003. Teen Decisions. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 20 Nov. 2016. This

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article discusses the stereotypes men and boys are faced with because of the media. I
found this viewpoint by utilizing the CSUN Oviatt Library Gale database. I searched for
stereotypes of the male body and clicked on the first viewpoint. This viewpoint is
credible because it is from a database, so I knew it was academic trustworthy. This article
will be useful to my research paper because it mentions that many men now suffer from
serve eating disorders because the media tends to favor bodies with exaggerated
muscularity and low fat. Since men now account for ten percent of all eating disorders, I
will be able to connect how the media is responsible for the change in our eating habits.
London, Bianca. Boys have body issues too: Healthy weight teens who THINK they are too
skinny or too fat are more likely to be depressed-with thin teens more likely to turn to
steroids. Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers Ltd, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.
This article mentions how distorted body images in media affects mens and boys selfesteem, making them believe that they are either over or under weight, when they are in
fact, perfectly healthy. I found this article using the google search engine. I searched for
men and boys think they are underweight when they are not and clicked on the second
search result. This article is credible because it is from a well-known newspaper named
Daily Mail, so I knew I was getting accurate information. This article will be useful
because I will be able to make the connection between distorted media images and our
self-esteem.
Noveck, Jocelyn. Experts: Men Have Body Image Worries Too. Washington Post. The
Associated Press, 6 Oct. 2006. Web. 21 Nov. 2016. This article briefly addresses how
advertisements of the perfect body can motivate men and boys to pursue a healthy
lifestyle. I found this article using the google search engine. I searched for how can

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advertisements of the male body help us and clicked on the third search result. This
article is credible because it is a popular newspaper, so I knew it was academic
trustworthy. This article will be crucial to my research paper because I plan to use this
source as a counter-argument and respond to it.
Russello, Salenna. The Impact of Media Exposure on Self-Esteem and Body Satisfaction in
Men and Women. Journal of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research. Vol. 1, Article
4. 2013: 1-13. Print. This journal explains, in detail, how media exposure is able to alter
our levels of self-esteem. I found this article using the google search engine. I searched
for how has the idealization of the male body in advertising impacted the self-esteem of
men and boys in society and clicked on the second search result. This journal is
academic trustworthy because their claims are supported by their research. This journal
will be useful to my research paper because I plan to incorporate this source in order to
connect how the media is responsible for the low self-esteem levels of many men and
boys.