Body Image for Girls<br />Melanie MacDonald<br />
Body Image and the Media<br />51% of 9 and 10 year old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet <br />80% of women say that the images of women on television and in movies, fashion magazines, and advertising makes them feel insecure<br />
How often do you see this?<br />What message does this give to young girls today?<br />(Glee cast)<br />
Dove Campaign: Model of success<br />http://youtu.be/Ei6JvK0W60I<br />
Model of Success<br />Dove campaign for real beauty workshops<br />BODYTHINK<br />
The average American woman is 5'4" tall and weighs 140 pounds, while the average American model is 5'11" tall and weighs 117 pounds. Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American women<br />
Why Does This Matter?<br />It affects so many young girls <br />Media influence is evident and negative<br />
Girls Across NJ<br />Organize field trips to Rutgers University to participate in an interactive confidence boosting program<br />Elementary schools and middle schools across NJ within a 1hr distance from Rutgers University<br />Ages approximately from 7-14 (grades 2-8) <br />
Program<br />Play readings <br />Interactive Workshop<br />Body Outlaws: The Monologues<br />Preformed by college students for credit <br />Questions<br />Small groups<br />College leader per each small group<br />
How Does This Work?<br />College Credit given as elective or independent study from Women and Gender Studies Department<br />Graduate Student employed to oversee and grade college students<br />
Budget<br />Marketing: no cost- email, poster, and college description in scheduling booklets<br />Graduate Assistant: $25,161 <br />Class costs: $400<br />
Make change <br />Start this class at Rutgers University <br />
Works Cited<br />Youtube Dove campaign video: http://youtu.be/Ei6JvK0W60I<br />BODYTHINK Dove Campaign: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com.au/dove-self-esteem-fund/body-think.asp<br />Kristen Harrison and Veronica Heffner. “Media Exposure, Current, and Future Body Ideals, and Disordered Eating Among Preadolescent Girls: A Longitudinal Panel Study.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 35.2 (2006): 146. Criminal Justice Periodicals, ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2011.<br />(http://uhr.rutgers.edu/comp/AAUPFacultyMinimumSalSched.htm<br />
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