Can someone help me Please?

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  1. gmail1 macrumors newbie

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    hi
    i really need some input..this is killing me

    what significant social, cultural and historical factors doyou think inform the description of your body as of now?

    really either one, social, cultural, or historical factor is OK

    plz...i really need some help
    help a desperate person!!

    free gmail invites to those with good answers :p

    Thanks
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    Inform whom? Others? Me?

    A.K.A., what edisgnuk said.
     
  4. gmail1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol
    i'm sorry for the confusion!!!!

    like
    social factors --> society tends to view people with great bodies as successful
    overemphasizing looks
    that kind of stuff

    for culture
    like
    in american / canadian or whatever culture
    what FACTORS...inform you of your body's description
    aka...am i took atheltic, muscular, etc

    hope that clarifies something up
    to tell you to the struth, i am a little bit confused
    but i am begging, going on my knees, crying for some input !! :'(
     
  5. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I'm guessing English isn't your first langauge. You're completely failing to get your point across.
     
  6. gmail1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    English is my first language
    sorry
    i was in a hurry

    hows this?
    in a socio-cultural viewpoint, that is, through society and culture - norms, what out of those inform the description of your body.

    For instance.
    In society, pop-culture is a main factor that informs me of my body. Often, I look at the bodies of celebrities and compare them to mine.

    Does that help?
     
  7. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Kinda. You're asking what factors comprise our self-image of our physical bodies?
     
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  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    If English is your first language, you're using a different version than the rest of us.

    This phrase above is just a bit too obtuse. Rephrase it and you might get better responses. I think I can infer the meaning, but you really need to work on getting the idea across.

    Also, what's the reason you *need* this info/opinion?

    D
     
  10. gmail1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    right on pseudo...

    i guess i shoud've put..
    what factors really influence your perspective of your body.
     
  11. gmail1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oops.. the perspective of your body

    Thanks

    Please Give some Input !!!
    Thxxx
     
  12. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm.
    I think that socio-cultural themes (as in the "Jenkins Concept") are at best left to the understanding of the juxtaposition of conceptual and congnitive inferences that necessitate the infusion of idiosyncratic norms and definitions of norms taken from related and various works. That's not to say that my body, in a cultural emesmerence, would not preclude some rational or even solid relationship with.... wait. What was the question again? Something abut a hot body? She blond?
     
  13. gmail1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow..

    nice response there ;)
    more like that one :)


    thxxx
    n yes i have a hot body :)
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Hot body? Prove it! :p

    I think the biggest factor that affects our own physical self-image and what we think is good or not is what the opposite sex seems to respond to. Girls drooled at the swimmers during the Olympics because they had perfectly sculpted bodies and no hair on, so I guess that would influence me to think that this is what I should aim for (in a dream). ;) That may make me believe that not having hair is a good thing, and influence me to shave my chest or something.

    I don't have much hair on my body anyway, except for a line of hair below my belly button. If I found out that girls liked that sort of thing, I'd be happy with that line of hair. :) If I found out that girls hated it and wanted more/less hair than that, it would make me less confident.

    I hope my answer helps.
     
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    My theories about this thread:

    1) Perhaps a lazy and/or unintelligent trying to find an easy way to get someone to do their paper. If this is so, the poster is failing miserably due to the fact that no one can decipher this dialect of some form of half-english.

    2) This person does not speak in "earth-english"
    3) This is a student whom is not a complete 'tard, conducting a case-study of some sort that does not involve fondou.
    4) Alcohol?
    5) Internet pervert.
    6) This is the work of Frank Stallone.

    Regardless, it is an entertaining thread. My vote goes for #6
     
  17. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I think that people aren't used to seeing "inform" used in that sense. To put it into a perspective that Macheads can understand, here is Jonathan Ive using it the same way. :p

    Anyway, my own body image has always been "that's just me," the whole typiing thing never made very much sense to me. I have trouble trying to describe other people in broad terms like that too; most confusing (to me) is for people with wildly varying appearances to be clumped into similar categories, so even when other people use descriptions like that, it sort of leaves me wanting.
     
  18. Baron58 macrumors 6502

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    Purple!
     
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    How did I know that picture was coming?? :D :D
     
  20. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    Society's also full of sh*t. Also, the world is a garbage can. That might not be helpful, but I thought I'd add those tidbits. :cool:
     
  21. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Hmm. Of course a full answer is too complex for one thread. But here's my preliminary thoughts.

    -Society-assigned gender role
    ---Advertisement, TV, media self-comparison
    -----Sexually-based celebrity world, ads
    -----body-enhancing product bombardment
    -------"Get thin", diet, excercise products
    -------Cosmetic surgery
    ---Comparison to peers
    ---Comparison to lovers

    I think the root of the outline, gender role, is the most important: it sets the stage for most of the way we perceive ourselves, and lays out ultimatums (not acceptable: being a fat woman. acceptable: having an eating disorder).

    paul
     
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  23. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like your historical perspective doesn't inform your body's description of your paradigm. It's all pops and whistles...
     

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