0745619 Reality Check


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The standards of beauty have drastically changed over the past century. What used to be socially acceptable in the media is now the exact opposite. The media tends to promote a negative body image to the public which is taking its toll on young people everywhere.

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0745619 Reality Check

  1. 1. Reality Check
  2. 2. Description <ul><li>The fashion world tends to promote an unattainable or unhealthy body image to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Every decade models are shrinking their waist sizes </li></ul><ul><li>In doing so, young people are affected and absorb this distorted idea of real beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Its effects are devastating as younger women become subject to eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia </li></ul><ul><li>The people in the magazines are not real and the public should try and not fall to the pressure of the media to determine what is the right and wrong way to look </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1960’s 1990’s Present Where will this Catwalk end?
  4. 4. <ul><li>The standards of beauty have radically changed over the past century </li></ul><ul><li>In the 60’s, Marilyn Monroe’s curvy shape was extremely popular and she was a bombshell figure in popular culture </li></ul><ul><li>It was not until between the 70’s and early 90’s where think became “in” </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most famous supermodels promoting this new image in the early 90’s was Kate Moss, whose look was tagged “heroin-chic” </li></ul><ul><li>In September of 2006, The Spanish Association of Fashion designers decided to ban models that had a BMI under 18 (a healthy BMI would fall between 18-25) </li></ul>Skeletons draped with flesh and fashion…
  5. 5. Quotes from the Fashion Industry… <ul><li>&quot;I have a lot of A-list celebrities as clients, both actresses and models, and what they are telling me is that the pressure to be thin has never been greater. Why? Because whoever is thinner gets the job, and the competition is enormous.” - Dr. Ira Sacker, eating disorder specialist and the coauthor of Dying to Be Thin </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;This unnatural thinness is a terrible message to send out. The people watching the fashion shows are young, impressionable women&quot; - Frederique van der Wal, host of Cover Shot on TLC </li></ul><ul><li>“’ You need to lose more weight. The look this year is anorexia. We don't want you to be anorexic but that's what we want you to look like.’” - what the fashion industry told model Coco Rocha </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The fashion industry's promotion of beauty as meaning stick thin is damaging to young girls' self image and to their health. Young girls aspire to look like the catwalk models. When those models are unhealthily underweight, it pressurizes girls to starve themselves to look the same.&quot; - Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facing the Consequences… <ul><li>This chart demonstrates the effects that eating disorders have had on individuals </li></ul><ul><li>It proves that eating disorders have begun to affect younger women </li></ul>
  7. 7. No Curves Ahead… <ul><li>This chart is exemplifies how drastically bodies have been changing over the past century based on curvaceousness </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Flipside… <ul><li>Some major companies, such as Dove, are sending out a strong message promoting a healthy body image </li></ul><ul><li>Their “Campaign for Real Beauty” is a positive example for young girls who are subjected to the distorted idea of beauty offered by the media </li></ul>
  9. 10. References… <ul><li>Graphics: </li></ul><ul><li>http://drx.typepad.com/psychotherapyblog/images/2007/12/31/marilyn_monroe_on_long_island_1956.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p70/zafu/Skinny%20Models/skinny_models.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://theblacksentinel.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/anorexic2pl.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/annamialifestyle/funny-pictures-anorexic-barbie-Pe7.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060605/060605_runway_vmed_1p.widec.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://americanshelflife.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/2004_10_10dovewomen.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Information: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-09-25-thin-models_x.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/14/thin-models-fashion-week_n_125919.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/18/earlyshow/main2016638.shtml </li></ul>