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    • Gender Expectations in the Media Magazines The Internet Movies TV/Commercials
    • The Media’s “Ideal” Body Image
      • Many media outlets such as magazines portray many false images
      • The media fosters images that are warped with make up, are airbrushed, and are digitally enhanced with Photoshop
      • This perfect image influences many people into aspiring to match the media’s images and attain perfection themselves
    • Recently, a magazine interviewed a number of surgeons to see what the top look alike surgeries performed in their offices were. The results were:
      • Katie Holmes’ eyes
      • Katherine Heigl’s nose
      • Keira Knightley’s cheeks
      • Jessica Simpson’s hair
      • Angelina Jolie’s lips
    • This is the world’s view of the perfect image:
    • The price to obtain that face would consist of the following procedures and prices:
      • Eyelift: $4000 - $7000
      • Nose augmentation: $3000 - $8000
      • Face lift: $5000 - $6000
      • Botox: $250 x 5 - $1000 x 12
      • Hair extensions - $20 - $3500
      • Minimum price: $13,520
      • Maximum price: $37,500
    • Why is this unrealistic price and image our idea of beauty?
    • What it takes to be a fashion-model
      • The woman on the left weighs approximately 98 pounds, is 5’6, and is sixteen years old. The woman on the right weighs a healthy 145 pounds.
      • According to a modeling company in the United States you must be 15-22 years old (the younger the better), be a minimum of 5’8” and anywhere from 108-125 pounds.
      • According to Health Canada the ideal weight for this woman is 140 pounds, a figure a modeling agency would never take into account.
      • The images that are put into our minds and children’s minds are in the end, harmful. This is a main reason for anorexia and bulimia.
    • magazines within images Gender
    • The Online Media
    • Television/Commercials/Billboards
    • Exploring the popular Barbie advertisements:
      • The figurines are showing kids what appears to be “beautiful” and “handsome”, but in reality an image that is unrealistic
      • As a result, girls are beginning to wear make up at younger and younger ages, while boys are starting to work out at younger ages.
      • The image: the six pack, blonde hair, blue eyes, big breasts, small waists, and big pecks are encouraging children to want to be more like that and implementing a false depiction of success.
      • Overall, this is very unhealthy for young kids whose morals, ideas, and self-esteems are not yet concrete. In today’s society, the media is now pouring the foundation for them.
    • The Reality :
      • Too many young women aspiring to today’s ultra-thin look literally starve themselves
      • Many men and women are over-exercising or risking damage to their bodies with steroids
      • Plastic surgery and implants have their own health risks
      • The price of trying to achieve the “perfect” look may include an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia , or compulsive overeating due to the extreme efforts required to maintain this ideal look over time
    • What can teachers do?
      • Being teachers we play a very important role on influencing children’s lives and the way they learn and interpret the world.
      • We need to help children recognize their uniqueness.
      • To do this, get each student to do an activity each month that is primarily about themselves
      • An example of an activity is to get the students to make a magazine that shows and explains who they are and what they value about themselves
    • As teachers, we can impact students and potentially change their views on “a perfect world”, which could lead to their acceptance of their bodies and their image.