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Media vs Self Image

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Samantha Todorovich

on 18 April 2010

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Transcript of Media vs Self Image

Media vs Self Image The media uses "sex" to sell their product
but what they don't take into consideration
is the affect their ads have on teens and their self image Media Self Image vs 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 1 out of every 3.8 commercials send some sort of “attractiveness message,” telling viewers what is or is not attractive....thats over 5,260 “attractiveness messages” per year 58 percent of female characters in movies had comments made about their looks, as did 28 percent in television shows 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. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner The Average... America Woman... Supermodel... Is 5'4" and weighs 140 pounds is 5'11" and weighs 117 pounds
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