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Body Image, Body Weight and eating disorders

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Simone Stubbs

on 23 November 2016

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Transcript of Body Image, Body Weight and eating disorders

Body Image in North America and the Caribbean
Beauty Standards around the world
Beauty Standards specifically in North America and the Caribbean
Pressure to meet the Beauty Standards and effects
Beauty Standards
in America
Large Butts and Breasts
Full lips
Tan Skin
Thin bodies
Straight White Teeth
Flat Tummy
Long full hair
Beauty Standards in the Caribbean:

Light/Brown Skin
Long hair
Slim built
Clear, Smooth Skin
Good hair
Skin Bleaching
(pretty skin effect)
Natural Hair
(good hair effect)
Beauty Standards around the world
Body Image, Body Weight and eating disorders
by Simone Stubbs

Marketing
Instagram
Eating Disorders
Anorexia
is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of body weight.
Bulimia
is a serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse, and is often accompanied by guilt and depression

Dangerous Trends associated with "beauty"
Discrimination in Schools
Tayjha (16) and two other girls were suspended from school by her principal because her hair was "unkempt, untidy and ungroomed." Tayjha wore a puff which is a NORMAL hairstyle natural girls wear daily!
#Supportthepuff went viral and was picked up by Cosmopolitain, Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed, Popsugar,BBC,etc.
Relaxers and Weaves
As a result of discrinimation most black women in the Caribbean relax their hair.
Women with relaxed hair are seen as respectable, tidy, wellmannered and receive hire paying jobs in addition to other previlidges.
Relaxers can cause chemical burns, red and flaky scalp, scalp dermatitis and infection, hair loss, slower hair growth

Damages from
Skin Bleaching
Hydroquinone is linked to numerous cancers and is banned in the UK
Brain damage from the mercury found in products
Thinning of Skin (Increse risk of Skin Cancer)
Dark patchy skin
Burning, itchy skin
Things to take away from this
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