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Perception of Beauty
- Average weight should be "no more than a size four."
-"Studies have shown that time spent looking at size 4, airbrushed models in magazines and on television makes women feel less attractive."
Media that may trigger eating disorders
-fashion shows with super-thin models
-Commercials
-Beauty ads
-Barbie dolls
If Barbie Were A Real Woman..
-"If she were a real woman, Barbie would have a 39-inch bust, an 18-inch waist, and 33-inch hips."
-Barbie's body is usually the first image of the perfect female body to most girls.
-"If Barbie were a real woman, she would have to walk on all fours due to her proportions."
How media effects anorexia:
-"The culture of a society is passed on from generation to generation and has a profound influence on what individuals think and do."
-The amount of food we "are expected" to eat is greatly influential on our society. People often think that they're eating too much even if they're not.
Survey:
"The survey of 2,000 girls for Bliss Magazine found six out of 10 would be happier if they lost weight. The survey found that while 19% of those questioned were overweight, 67% thought they need to lose weight. 2 out of 3 gurls under the age of 13 said they had already been on a diet. More than a quarter of 14 year olds said they had considered having plastic surgery or taking diet pills. 3 quarters of girls thought thin girls were more popular and attractive to boys."
Possible Causes:
-pursuit of thinness
-unhappiness of appearance
More Causes..
-tension
-poor nutritional habits
-food fads