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DISTORTED: How the Modeling Industry Affects Teen Girls
Transcript of DISTORTED: How the Modeling Industry Affects Teen Girls
At least half of consumers are teenagers who are easily distracted by advertisements..
The Modeling Industry
1900's: Young girls as models
1924: First modeling agency
1950's: "ideal" body type emerges
1960's: Models are "sexy, friendly, and relaxed"
1980"s: Supermodels introduced
After the 1980's the "natural" look was no more.
1990's Modeling with "real" people.
2010: A "real" woman began to be desired once again.
A "Skinny Girl" Culture
60 % of 5- 12th grade girls say that magazine pictures influence their idea of the perfect body shape.
as Good as Skinny
Anorexia Nervosa: noun- an eating disorder primarily affecting adolescent girls and young women, characterized by pathological fear of becoming fat, distorted body image, excessive dieting, and emaciation.
*Anorexic behaviors include:
Refusal to eat
Lying about food intake
Preoccupation with food
Bulimia Nervosa: noun- a habitual disturbance in eating behavior mostly affecting young women of normal weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain.
*Bulimic behaviors include:
Excessively negative body image
Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents.
95% of those with an eating disorder are among the ages of 12 and 25.
The body type portrayed by models only occurs in 5% of women naturally.
About 50% of girls with anorexia develop
81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat.
47% of 5-12th grade girls
want to lose weight because
of magazine pictures.
42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality
rate of any mental illness.
Almost 50%of those with eating
disorders meet the criteria for
Is "Beauty" really worth the price??
50% of girls 8-12 are dieting.
Abnormal blood counts
Thin or brittle hair and nails
Abscence of menstration
Irregular heart beat
Low blood pressure
Swelling of limbs
Tingling hands and feet
Inability to sleep
Abnormal bowel function