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Body Positivity

Annisa Oktavia Widyastuti (K2220016)

Video Title: Girls Ages 6-18 Talk About Body Image | Allure

Date: 28 October 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The thing being discussed in this video is insecurities and how they deal with them. Insecurity may appear from anywhere, it can be caused by body shape, skin colour, face condition, and many more. Teenagers here are explaining why they can be insecure, most of them are because of society and how people around were treated them. At last, they deal with all those insecurities by always thinking positively and having a good mind about anything they had. They also try to ignore any harms that may appear around them, to make them feel okay.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    To give motivation that anything they had on their body is all pretty. Because being pretty is not only about shape, colour, or even look.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I think the video as well as the content and speakers are trustworthy because all the speakers tell a story from their own experiences. The speakers are teenagers aged between 6-18.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    They seem to agree to avoid or at least minimalizing their guilty feel toward how they look like. They don’t have to be insecure about how they look alike.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    They do have a valid argument because it’s all from their experiences.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.

Video Title: body positivity OR toxicity?

Date: 4 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video talks about how the movement of body positivity became a ‘toxic positivity’ in nowadays trend.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker wants to give some explanation about the ‘real’ body positivity movement so that people can’t mislead about its purpose.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The speaker is zoeunlimited. I have seen a lot of her videos, and most of her topics of hers are discussed body positivity and its movement. From what I have seen from her videos, she has suffered from insecurities. She also did research before she made the video. So I think this video is trustworthy enough to watch and listen to.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    She absolutely disagrees with the misconception of the body positivity movement. From what I have heard, although size is not an indicator of health and wellness weight, the movement of body positivity received a lot of bad press for promoting obesity which isn’t true because this movement doesn’t include weight loss as a healthy strategy.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    She has a valid argument. She gave some examples of how this movement became wrong and on a different line from what it was supposed to be. In the first example, there is a singer namely Adele. Some people call Adele a fat phobic because is no longer labelled as a plus size community because she lost some weight of hers. Another example came from a singer namely Lizzo, who was an icon for the body positivity movement. But then again she is promoting diet culture and got judgement because of that. The very first movement of body positivity came from a husband namely Bill Fabry, at first, this movement was called the fats right movement. The reason for this is that Bill was angry at how his wife was treated by the world due to her size. Through that, he gathered a small group of people and created the National Association to aid fat Americans. This movement became booming in the early 2000s when body shame and body love were widely spread and the term body positivity became more known. The speaker state that the body positivity movement nowadays is no longer for self-acceptance and getting the benefit of health. But it is only for labels. This video also shows when a plus-sized person reveals or shows off their body on the internet, people would cheer them up and give lots of support as body positivity. But when a skinny person does the same, they would be judged and referred to as someone rude or showing off.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.

Video Title: Has the Body Positivity Movement Gone Too Far?

Date: 11 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video is about a talk show handled by a channel named Dr. Phil. There are some speakers here, but I only can name 3 of them, they are Lexi, John, and Kelsey. They are discussing the movement of body positivity and how they look at this issue. This video provide opinions from many sights so that the audience would have a broader knowledge after seeing the video.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    I think from the video that I have watched, I could conclude that the intention of the video is to look at a variety of many sides of opinion, they provide a discussion session which is great because the audience would look at every perspective of a single thing. From Lexi, we can make a conclusion that it is okay to be overweight. Self-accepting is an important aspect to make our feeling better. She believes that people should not be ashamed of how they looked like. People don’t have to fit into a beauty standard just want to be called pretty. From John’s side, we can take it as self-improvement. Because from what I can understand is that, he is afraid he would gain health issues if he continues being overweight so he decided to lose it. Not only the matter of beauty standards, but he also loses weight to be healthy. He only wants to become the healthier version of himself. From the nutrition, we can conclude that she wants people to not put themself at risk of health. Always consider that health comes first.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I think this video is trustworthy because all the speakers are mastering the topic being discussed. At first, there is a guest named Lexi, she is a content creator who promotes ‘body positivity’. For her, body positivity is such a kind of self-acceptance. She receives a lot of comments on her content about promoting obesity which isn’t true. She continues to make the body positivity movement on her platform because she wants everybody to be more grateful for their look. (She is faced with the problem and already deal with it) The second guest is John. He takes the term body positivity as ‘self-improvement’. He believes that losing weight is not something people should make fun of because dieting or losing weight is one of the best things he has ever done. His journey started when he was 20 years old when he was at his heaviest weight around 360 pounds and he was afraid he will gonna die soon if he still kept up that weight. He also got a lot of criticism because of his action. He has been called ‘fat-phobic’, and ‘ex-fat’, only for his content that promotes diet culture. (He experienced the problem) The third guest is Kelsey, she is a nutritionist. She believes that people with fat bodies will receive lots of health problems because of their weight. Because based on her research, fat is an organ that will influence inflammation, influences hormones, which will put stress on the other organs and will be caused a failure of the organ. (She talks based on data that she collected before)
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    Lexi seems to agree with her keeping her weight. John neither disagrees nor agrees because he has the same experience as Lexi of becoming overweight but in his current condition, he already loses some weight. And the last speaker seems against being overweight or obese, she believes that it will cause so many problems ahead if people continue of being obese or overweight.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, they have a valid argument, they provide all the statements with experience or research that has been collected before.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.

Video Title: Plus-size? More Like My Size | Ashley Graham | TEDxBerkleeValencia

Date: 18 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The video talks about a woman that gives inspire others even though they are plus-sized. Being plus-sized is still can be defined as beauty, she thinks.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    To give encouragement to others that size can’t make people become ugly. She makes her dream come through as a model with a plus-size body. So, she believes others can do it too. She received lots of judgement when she says that she is a model because of her weight. But she also can achieve lots of achievements with that. She becomes a cover model of 5 different magazines in a year and become the very first plus-size model that promoted a swimsuit. She is not afraid of being the real person she can be. She encourages others to not be afraid and to always chase the dream no matter what.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I think the video is trustworthy enough to be watched. The speaker itself is a person who has experience in the same field, she also held research before doing the speech.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    She agrees with body positivity. She is on the positive side of the body positivity movement. And I notice that she is accepting her body without degrading others. She spread positive energy towards her speech. The way she delivered the speech in a nice way makes it beautiful.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Yes, she does have a valid argument. Because she holds research before doing the speech.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.