🔻 “Do not look at me, I love my body”
“Fardin Alikhah.”, Sociologists
Body Disorders (BDD) or Self-Impression (BDD) is a condition in which a person is obsessed with all or some of his or her appearance or appearance and disrupts his social relationships. The judgments that a person has about his body as well as the judgments that others have about his body are among the issues of interest for some sociologists. The questions raised in this study are how our judgment of how our bodies are formed? How to “standardize” the body and what role the media plays in this process? According to research, “self-meditation” is more common in women. They are generally worried about their body because of their “well-being” and are therefore affected by various weight loss regimens and various management practices to reduce their obesity and social status.
There is something else but an interesting story. Sociologists have shown that, for example, in the history of European countries, when access to food was not easy for all segments of society, “obesity” was a social gain, but in the contemporary period and with more people’s access to food, the story has been reversed. . In the twentieth century, some social activists warned against “discrimination based on the size of people” (slimming and obesity). They believed that there was a kind of hidden ideology titled Sizeism in the society, according to which there would be an insult to those who are not “standardized”.
A group of women’s rights activists launched the Social Acceptance Movement, which warned the community about discrimination and a ridiculous look on people. Many of these activists have blamed the mass media for the first row. By studying cinematic films, they questioned why Hollywood never considered a fat woman as a romantic lover, and they often appear as clumsy guys. Are not there in the midst of these kinds of encounters the division of society into ugly / beautiful, normal / abnormal bodies? Today, various international associations of social admissions work in different sizes. These associations ask why the size of the body should be a shame for the people?
It seems that the situation of self-realization amongst us among Iranians and more is serious among the women of the society. In fact, the ideology of “size” and the concern of the “standard body” shadowed our society. It is worth noting that women themselves also evaluate other women in the same way as the “body standardized by the media.” Women have already suffered from “ghostly look”, and now they have to worry about “women’s charity look” with the expansion of “size” ideology! And again, it’s worth noting that in the European countries and with the expansion of social acceptance movements, the “love of one’s body” has become worthwhile.
On the streets of European countries, it’s common practice to observe obese women who do not have the urge to hide their obesity with their clothes. They are not concerned about judging others about themselves and loving their bodies. Apparently this situation has not yet been resolved in our country. Many try to reach the “standard body” pattern in any form. Their problem is less good health, but rather more social prestige and “excellence”. The resultant outcome of such a process would be the same and similarity of all faces and colors of the loss of social variation.
The sociology of David Reesman divides cultures into three categories: first, “traditional-cultures”, in which the norms of far-reaching years tell people what to do. The second is “Other Cultures-Guides,” in which “others,” especially the mass media, tell people what to do. The third is “inner-guide cultures” in which people choose their own way according to their personal experiences, situations and circumstances, and relying on their own thinking and self-discovery. Rizman believes that in the new world, mass media are constantly trying to build another human being. These media constantly “standardize” us, one of which is the “standard body”.
🔸 We are pleased, when we have a healthy and fit organ, and this probably gives us a great deal of confidence. The question is whether we judge others based on the image of the “standard body”? How much do we divide bodies into the south or north of the city, Tehran, or Shahrestani, high class, and non-classroom, and how do we set our behavior according to this division?