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Great points except many fashion models are suffering with body image issues and eating disorders themselves, possibly the majority. Models don't look like that because it is their job, they are often under intense pressure to be skinnier and disordered eating is rampant in the industry. It is not a natural look and saying it is doesn't help effect change. We must be honest with our girls about the images that surround them and that they have good reason to feel insecure when they are bombarded by unrealistic images.

I like what she says about looking around your school, and neighbourhood, at your friends and their moms to see what girls and women really look like on average. However, this must be coupled with education about media and advertising imagery and the way it uses altered and perfected images of women to sell things to us.

June 6, 2012 - 1:03pm


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