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Media vs Self Image

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Samantha Todorovich

on 18 April 2010

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Media vs Self Image The media uses "sex" to sell their product, but what they don't take into consideration is the impact their ads have on teenagers and their self image The average US resident is exposed to approximately 5,000 advertising messages a day the main source of information, for adolesant girls,
about women’s health issues comes from the media Researchers estimate that 60 of Caucasian middle school
girls read at least one fashion magazine regularly Women’s magazines have 10.5 times more advertisements
and articles promoting weight loss than men’s magazines do In articles about fitness or exercise plans,
74% cited “to become more attractive” as a reason to start exercising The average young adolescent
watches 3-4 hours of TV per day MEDIA VS SELF IMAGE 58 percent of female characters in movies
had comments made about their looks 40% of 9-10 year old girls
have tried to lose weight 10 year old girls and boys told researchers they were dissatisfied with their own bodies after watching a music video by Britney Spears or a clip from the TV show "Friends" At age thirteen, 53% of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." This grows to 78% by the time girls reach seventeen. five percent of adolescent and adult women and one percent of men have anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. Males account for only 5 to 10 percent
of bulimia and anorexia cases. 8,000,000 or more people in the United States
have an eating disorder....90% are women. Eating disorders usually start in the teens
but may begin as early as age 8. URLS:

http://depts.washington.edu/thmedia/view.cgi?section=bodyimage&page=fastfacts

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/nedaDir/files/documents/handouts/MediaBI.pdf


http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/eatingdisorders/a/eatingdisorder5.htm The Average... American Woman Supermodel vs
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