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Media and Body Image
Transcript of Media and Body Image
decreased heart rate and blood pressure
fainting or fatigue
inflammation or rupture of esophagus
Relation to Media
age and weight of actresses in television shows
fat as undesirable (diet industry)
manipulation of photos
"Body Image: Boulder's Pride Can Be Students' Risk." Colorado Daily. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.
"Body Image – Advertising and Magazines." Media Smarts. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2015.
Krupnick, Ellie. "CFDA Health Guidelines For Models Released, Focus On Age & Eating Disorders." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 19 Nov. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.
"Media Influence." Eating Disorders and the Media. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.
University Of Toronto. "Skinny Models In Ads Cause Immediate Anger, Depression In Women." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 April 1999. Web 07 Mar. 2015.
Types of Eating Disorders
1% develop anorexia nervosa
Typical age of onset = 14 to 18
2-3% develop bulimia nervosa
Typical age of onset = 15-21
When asked to choose their ideal body shapes, 74% of women chose one that was underweight
What is an eating disorder?
Facts About CU
1. a severe disturbance in eating behavior characterized by preoccupation with weight and unhealthy efforts to control weight
Advertisers believe that thin models sell products.
"the conventional wisdom in the fashion and advertising worlds is wrong, and that consumers are less interested in buying products that make them feel insecure" -Media Smarts
Anger associated with viewing fashion models (U of Toranto)
"The experimental group responded immediately with depression and hostility after viewing the 'ideal women' shown in these ads" -Pinhas
Models walking the runway during New York Fashion Week must be age 16 or older
Models under age 18 cannot work past midnight
Industry members must be educated to identify the early warning signs in an individual at risk of developing an eating disorder
Healthy meals, snacks, and water must be provided backstage and at shoots
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) 2013 Updates
Pride in fitness or pressure to be fit?
Twice the national average for eating disorders
Gallup-Healthways reported a 2 percent prevalence of anorexia at CU versus a 0.9 percent national average and 1.6 percent versus 0.9 percent for bulimia.