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Health project - body image


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Health project - body image

  1. 1. Women and our Bodies<br />
  2. 2. Women<br />Stereotype of the “Perfect Woman”<br />Skinny<br />Tall<br />Big breasted<br />Straight long hair<br />Light Skinned<br />
  3. 3. Race and Body Image<br /><ul><li>Women of different races have different body types..</li></ul>Color of skin<br />Shape of eyes<br />Texture of hair<br />Body shape<br />Teeth/Lips<br />
  4. 4. …Race<br />Everyone witnesses racism at some point in their lives.<br />Women of race witness it everyday, everywhere.<br />Discrimination is huge in the USA today, it is everywhere.<br />I think that people are becoming more and more open to different races everyday, but there is still many people today who are racists. <br />Women of color have a different stereotype about the way they look, and they get harassed when they don’t have the same qualities of white women.<br />
  5. 5. Physically Perfect<br />More than 20 million women in this country walk with a limp in a wheel chair, or with crutches.<br />Many also have impaired vision, hearing, and speech.<br />Many have scars that they try to cover up because they do not fit the definition of what women should look like.<br />Many women try to stay invisible if they have any impairment because they feel bad about themselves, and think that people will think they are ugly.<br />Many people look down on these women who are in a wheelchair, or cannot speak properly, and think that they are stupid because they can’t move or talk as quickly as they can.<br />
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  7. 7. Weight and Size<br />Women are always trying to be skinnier. <br />They want that “perfect look”<br />They want a small waist, big breasts, and tone but thin legs and stomach.<br />People judge everyday, even if someone is a little bit heavier then they look down on them, and think that they are overweight.<br />They exercise try diets just so that they don’t get judged by others.<br />They think too much about what they look like, and are very self conscious. <br />
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  9. 9. Aging and Body Image<br />As women get older our bodies change a lot, and older women become more discriminated against.<br />Employers may look down on you and not hire you because of your age, and how you look.<br />
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  11. 11. “More than 20 Million women in this country walk with a limp; move in a wheelchair or with crutches; have impaired sight, speech, or hearing; live with a chronic illness; have lost a limb to fire, accident, or disease; need special assistance with simple bodily functions; or wear scars from some damaging event.”<br />
  12. 12. This quote from the text is on page 37. This quote shocked me because I never thought about all of those disablilites and never focused it just on women. <br />20 million people is a lot of people, and it is sad to know just how many women are affected by any of them.<br />
  13. 13. Women need to feel stronger in their own skin.<br />We need to stick up for ourselves whenever needed. <br />Most importantly we need to be ourselves, and be proud of who we are.<br />
  14. 14. How do you think media could play a role in making women feel comfortable with who they are, and what the look like?<br />