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Pre-Adolescents and Body Image
Transcript of Pre-Adolescents and Body Image
Ainsley Powell The Barbie Effect Pre-Adolescents and Body Image Princesses vs Villians Beauty Ideals in Beauty and the Beast What about boys? The Thin Ideal Possible Lesson Plan Links http://lessonplanspage.com/opetheskinyouareinpositivebodyimagefashionindustryandeatingdisorders36-htm/ http://learningtogive.org/lessons/unit408/ http://learningtogive.org/lessons/unit409/ http://www.tbdhu.com/NR/rdonlyres/0D1AD87C-2E11-4341-96D5-7208618635DF/0/TeachingResources_BodyImage_MediaLiteracy.pdf http://www.peelregion.ca/scripts/school/health101.pl?action=article&id=437&back=4-11-0-0-0-0 What parents, young adults and kids are saying about Barbie and other such dolls. How young is too young? Media: Magazines and other marketing tools Initial Research Further Research - Internalisation of thin-ideal begins at age 6. - Internalisation of thin-ideal begins as young as age 3. Peers Sociocultural Influences Parents: Pushing to maintain the social ideal What is the thin ideal? Pretend play with dolls or figurines is a substantial step in developing what children learn to say, do or believe. A study showed that when playing with a more realistically proportioned doll, called Emme, “it freed the girls from dietary restraints and made them feel they could eat sweets as they wanted” (Anschutz & Engels, 2010, 628) 99% of North American girls, between the ages of three and ten years old, have a Barbie doll (Dittmar et al., 2006, 283) Young girls are socialised according to an ideal that they ought to be thin. This ideal is internalised through implicit messages from children’s toys and media. This leads young girls to believe that they MUST be thin because thinness is beauty. Then & Now 45% had a desire to be thinner 37% had tried to lose weight 42% of girls preferred thinner ideal figures
than their current body figures "Films contain approximately 10 or more body image related messages.” (Hayes and Tantleff-Dunn, 2010, 414) Disney movies “generally satisfied with their appearance and that the majority of participants believed that they could be princesses. However, close to a third of the girls indicated that they would, if possible, change something about their physical appearance, including their hair, skin colour, or weight. Additionally, approximately half of girls reported worrying about being fat sometimes or almost always.” (Hayes & Tantleff-Dunn, 2010, 422) Putting it into perspective http://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/girls-and-body-image