Body image in the media

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Body image in the media

  1. 1. Body Image in the Media<br />BY: Samantha Gnade<br />
  2. 2. What do we consider to be attractive?<br /><object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iYhCn0jf46U&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/iYhCn0jf46U&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object><br />
  3. 3. What do you think?<br />Standards<br /><ul><li>Tall
  4. 4. Size 2-4
  5. 5. Long legs
  6. 6. Tiny waist</li></ul>= chic and beauty<br />
  7. 7. How does this effect women of today?<br />Statistics (Erin Konrad, Body Image in Advertising)<br />Only 2% of women around the world describe themselves as beautiful<br /> <br />Two thirds of women strongly agree that "the media and advertising set an unrealistic standard of beauty that most women can't ever achieve.<br />About 3/4 of them rate their beauty as "average".<br /> <br />Almost 1/2 of them think their weight is "too high".<br /> <br />92% would change at least one thing about their appearance<br /> <br />Models on average weigh 23% less than the average woman; 20 years ago it was at 8%<br />
  8. 8. Anorexia Nervosa<br />Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that involves limiting the amount of food a person eats. It results in starvation and an inability to stay at the minimum body weight considered healthy for the person's age and height.<br />
  9. 9. Bulemia<br />Bulimia is an illness in which a person binges on food or has regular episodes of significant overeating and feels a loss of control. The affected person then uses various methods -- such as vomiting or laxative abuse -- to prevent weight gain.<br />
  10. 10. Body Dismorphic Disorder<br />Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw with your appearance — a flaw either that is minor or that you imagine<br />

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