Negative Body image

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Negative Body Image

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Research suggest that media advertising impacts a person’s body image

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On average a person sees 400-600 advertisements per day.

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They say beauty sells. What really is beauty?

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The average model is 5’11” and weighs 117 lbs…

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And the average woman is 5’4” and weighs 140 lbs.

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Twenty years ago, models weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, they weigh 23% less than the average woman.

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The American image of “beauty” has evolved to become skinner. Look carefully…

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80% of women are unhappy with their appearance.

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Starting from a very young age, children are exposed to this so called “ideal” body image that every girl wants to be. At 5’9” tall and weighing 110 lbs, Barbie would have a BMI of 16.24 which is considered severely underweight…

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Because of her ridiculous proportions (39” bust, 18” waist, 33” thighs and a size 3 shoes!), if she was a real woman, she wouldn’t be able to walk upright – she would have to walk on all fours. Note that the target market for Barbie Doll sales are girls ages 3 to 12.

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4 out of 5 ten year olds are afraid of being fat. They feel if they’re fat they are not beautiful.

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Some people take it to the extremes

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It not only effects women but also men…

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Why is this NOT considered beauty?... ..And this is?

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Before Retouching… After Retouching…

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We need HEALTHY images of beauty

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We need POSITIVE advertising


CREDITS Keena Patel Vanessa Sorola Alex Barrera Daniel McConnell

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