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Media and Body Image

The standards of beauty in today's media is unattainable for most "ordinary" people. The images portrayed on magazine covers, billboards, and TV are air-brushed and altered digitally.

The media feeds stereotypes to males and females alike.



Having fun with make-up, clothes, and new styles is an entertaining way to express oneself. Web sites, TV, and magazines are a big percent of leisure time but it is unhealthy to shape one's life around what they see.

Ideal Body Image
Females -
  • 5'10" 110lbs
  • Skinny and toned

Males -

  • Slender hips and waist
  • Muscular

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