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This is a presentation which addresses the impact the media can have on an individuals self-esteem and body image.

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  • Self-Esteem, Body Image and the Media Presented by: Tiffany Gunderson Miss North Metro 2009
  • What do you see in the Media?
    • Who do we see in the media?
    • What do they look like?
    • What messages are being sent?
    • What types of products are being sold in the media?
  • The Facts
    • • A 1996 study found that the amount of time an adolescent watches television, movies and music videos is associated with their degree of body dissatisfaction and desire to be thin.
    • 69% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape
    • The body type portrayed in advertising as the “ideal” female body is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females
    • The average female model weighs 23% less than the average woman
    • 80% of women are dissatisfied with their appearance
    • In a Dove survey, only 3% of women classified themselves as beautiful
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  • Elie Tahari Fashion Show in LA View slide
  • Body Size Over the Years
    • 1700
  • Body Size Over the Years
    • 1800
  • Body Size Over the Years
    • 1950s
  • Body Size Over the Years
    • 1960s
  • Body Size Over the Years
    • 2000
  • Body Size Over the Years
    • Today
  • The Facts
    • 25% of men and 45% of women are on a diet on any given day
    • 35% of "normal dieters" progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 25% will progress to partial or full syndrome eating disorders
    • 40% of newly identified cases of anorexia are in individuals ages 15-19 years old
    • According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the number of men with eating disorders has been growing for the last 10 years, with approximately 1 million men currently suffering from serious eating disorders and tens of millions more who have some form of eating disorders.
    • Researchers are seeing more and more obsessive weight training and use of steroids and dietary supplements
  • Men and the Media E-online, who has better six pack?
  • Men in the Media
    • Jersey Shore’s “The Situation”
  • Airbrushing in the Media
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5neQO5aS_Mc
  • Airbrushing in the Media
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS6vyTTTfgc
  • How would you describe this woman?
  • How would you describe this woman?
  • Airbrushing in the Media
  • Airbrushed Photos
  • Airbrushing
  • Airbrushed Photos
  • Airbrushing
  • Airbrushing
  • Airbrushing
  • In the Media, Perception is not Reality
    • Extremely Thin/Muscular Models
    • Hair & Makeup
    • Clothes
    • Lens & Lighting
    • Selective Posing
    • Airbrushing
  • Unattainable Beauty
    • Why?
  • Become Media Literate
    • By becoming media literate, you can help protect your self-esteem and body image
      • Knowledge is Power!
      • Awareness is Key!
  • Disordered Eating
    • 10 million women and 1 million men in the U.S. struggle with eating disorders
    • However, 1 in 4 individuals struggle with disordered eating habits…
  • Disordered Eating
    • What do disordered eating habits look like?
      • Skipping meals
      • Obsessively counting calories
      • Eliminating entire food groups from your diet
      • Filling up only on low-calorie or diet foods
      • Making excuses for not eating socially
      • Excessive overeating or undereating
      • Exercising excessively to make up for eating
      • Binging and purging after eating
  • Help for Eating Disorders
    • The Emily Program
    • The Melrose Institute
  • Healthy is Beautiful
    • Eat Right
    • Exercise
    • Hydrate
    • Rest
  • Celebrate our Differences
    • It’s those unique characteristics in each of us, that make us beautiful in our own way.
  • Follow the Golden Rule
    • Treat each other with respect
    • Surround yourself with positive people
    • True friends will accept you, for you
  • Treat Yourself with Respect!
    • Trash the negativity
  • Control your Destiny
    • You are in control…
    • “ You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude towards what happens to you”
  • Don’t forget about Inner Beauty
    • "A person is only beautiful, when their own beauty, is reflecting on to others." - Tara Grady