December 19th, 2005

media manipulation

given the recent post about the media and its influence, i thought this was appropriate.

the models and celebrities we see on television and in magazines are the ideals to which some of us compare ourselves. many of us know that these women are retouched to perfection, but here is a firsthand look at that process.

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[these images were taken from a video montage from r!ot manhattan. view the full reel here.]

do you think if women saw more comparisons such as these, would they be less inclined to compare themselves to models and celebrities?
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ARTICLE: "Body Image Stereotypes may begin in the High Chair"

"Body Image Stereotypes may begin in the High Chair"

Parents of toddlers may be serving up stereotypes about body image that could contribute to eating disorders or behavioral problems later in life, according to a pair of new Florida State University studies conducted in Tallahassee, Fla.


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