75% of American women are dissatisfied with their appearance
“For women, the road to power will remain less traveled until we value female brains as highly as female beauty.” -Marie Wilson
50% of 9 year old girls and 80%of 10 year old girls have dieted.
Young women that have anorexia are 12 times more likely todie than other women their age.
“A primary reason that womenand girls smoke and are afraid to quit is their terror of gaining weight — the tobacco industry plays on this in ad after ad." —Jean Kilbourne
“Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.” ~Mae West
The body type portrayed inadvertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by less than 5% of females.
“For me, it might sound cliche, butbeauty for me really does start on theinside. Its like a state of mind, a stateof love if you will. Then, whatever you can do on the outside is all like a bonus.” -Queen Latifah
The average woman weighs 144 pounds and a size 12.The average model is 5’11 and 117 pounds.
“I think that whatever size or shape body you have, its important to embrace it and getdown! The female body is something thats so beautiful. I wish women would be proud of their bodies and not diss other women for being proud of theirs!” -Christina Aguilera
As many as 10 million women and girls suffer from an eatingdisorder, in the United States alone.
“I refuse to become part of this perfect-body syndrome.I like my body. It looks good on-screen, and its notbecause its perfect. I accept it and wear it like a gooddress... One guy I dated said: "Youre beautiful butyoure soft. You cant compete with other actresses inHollywood because everyones in shape and workingout." I said: "Very nice to meet you. Good-bye!"„ -Selma Hayek
Americans spend over $40 billion annually on diet related products.
"For me, its not about looking like asupermodel - its about feeling good about who I am naturally." -America Ferrera
"I am the sum of my parts and infinitely more so. The hum of my brain, the curve of my torso. Thespark of my wit, the depth of my heart. Size is no measure in such a work of art" (from a Hanes Her Way ad)
People with negative body image have a greaterlikelihood of developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression, isolation, low self-esteem, and obsessions with weight loss.