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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
-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.
"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..
-poor nutritional habits
-food fads