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Identity Project

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Heather Hadam

on 27 September 2013

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Transcript of Identity Project

Are young girls under too much pressure to look & act "perfect"?
The media's perception of perfection
Only 5 percent of women naturally possess the body shape portrayed by media (Louis).
Attention has shifted to curvier figures, rather than stick-thin models (Louis).
Not only looks, but the all around best personalitiy, and intelligence is part of the pressure put on girls constantly (Louis).
Girls Take Action
As the "goal" body figure is more and more valued and expected, young girls start to achieve this look in dangerous ways. Starvation, purging, & crash diets are to only name of few of the habit-starting ways girls negatively effect their health, all for what the media says they should be.
Yes, there is a lot of pressure on girls now a days to look perfect, act perfect, and BE perfect. Which can cause serious downers on significant parts of their lives. But once they realize their full value and potential, they can be happy with their body and not have to worry about eating all 3 meals a day, or not having 3 feet of shiny blonde hair, and not having a clear face. Feeling this way about yourself can be apart of growing up, but learning to love yourself and realizing you are the best you that you can be, will help yourself enjoy life care-free and the best it can be.
So what are girls really striving for?
Barbies legs are 50% longer than her arms, an average woman's legs are only 20% longer.
With 6 inch ankles, a childs size 3 foot, and tops heavy weight distribution, Barbie would have to walk on all fours.
Barbies 16 inch waist only has room for half a liver and few inches of intestine.
Her 3.5 inch wrists are incapable of lifting any slightest bit of weight.
Negatively Influencial Media
Victoria Secret Angels, shaming all body shapes
Mean Girls portraying awful stereotypes
Disney "refurbishing" role model princesses
Abercrombie doesn't want business from any "fat" girls
More unrealistic epectations
Insecure teenage girls will ultimatly never "reach" perfection, because there simply isn't such thing. Although, through their experience they will hopefully feel comfortable with their body and not worry about what media says they should be.
By: Heather Hadam
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