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Social Justice Project: Self-Esteem Issues

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Michela Filippetto

on 28 May 2014

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Transcript of Social Justice Project: Self-Esteem Issues

Social Justice Project:
Self-Esteem
Issues

- Introduction Video
- What is
Self-Esteem
?
- What is
Beauty
?
- Standards of
Beauty
in the Media
- Dove
Beauty
Commercial
- Makeup
- Exposure
- Facts about
Self-Esteem
- Catholic Church's Views
- Addressing
Self-Esteem

Issues
What is
Self-Esteem
?
- How one values themselves
- Confidence in own abilities
- Understands their worth
- Accepts themselves for who they are
- Comfortable in own body
What is
Beauty
?
1. Where do you think the idea of
beauty
/attractiveness comes from?

2. How would you define
beauty
?

Agenda
Low
Self-Esteem
: negative view of themselves, feel unloved, depression, fear,
self blame, desperate need to fit in
"
Beauty
is in the eye of the beholder"
3. What does the statement mean? True or False?

4. What makes a person
beautiful
?
Standards of
Beauty
- Skinny
- White
- Tall
- Long Blond Hair
- Thigh Gap
- Perfect Complexion
- Cheekbones
- Noticeable Collarbones, Jawline
- Long Neck
- Big Lips
- Blue Eyes
look pretty
get boys
confidence
feel better about themselves
ugly without it
cover up "natural beauty"
hide insecurities
feel bad about themselves
feel beautiful with makeup on
boys make them insecure
they need it
more attractive
self conscious
considered "normal"
held to the standards of models
media
Exposure
- Young age
- Media: Commercials, Movies, TV Shows, Magazines, Ads, Billboards
- Perfection= beauty, adoration, riches, talents
- Compare
- Makeup
- Photoshop
- Starts with Family

95%= popular girls are thin
94%= smart girls aren't popular
91%= girls are under a lot of pressure
84%= pressured to dress "right"
82%= concerned about appearance
68%= worry about fitting in
62%= Grades 9-12 try to lose weight
55%= always worry about looks
52%= worry about weight
36%= lack inner strength

Church's View
- Love and accept yourself
- Images of God
- Care for ourselves because God is inside of us
- Our bodies are temples of God
- Killing yourself means killing God
- Body is a gift from God
- When you die, your body is returned to to Him
- Body and soul reconnected at the end of time
- "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
- Fifth Commandment
- Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Call to Family,
Rights and Responsibilities, Solidarity, Care for God's Creation, Promotion of Peace
Pressures for Females
Addressing
Self-Esteem
Issues
* help develop healthy body image
* praise for efforts, skills, talents, successes
* looks aren't the only thing that matters

Self-Esteem Resources
Kids Help Phone
1-800-866-6868
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
Dove Beauty Workshops
www.dove.ca
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