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Eating Disorders Project-- University 100

How the Media Affects Young Girls' Perception of Beauty

Eating Disorders

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How does media affect teenage girls' perception of beauty?
* Lindsay Lohan
* Mary Kate Olsen
* Portia De Rossi
* Victoria Beckham
* Princess Diana of Wales
* LeAnn Rimes
* Demi Lovato
* Snooki
* Karen Carpenter
* Jessica Alba
* Elton John
* Oprah Winfrey
* Nicole Richie
* Lady Gaga
* Paula Abdul

Celebrities with eating disorders
* Images shown are usually one of beautiful, thin women
-Along with messages telling girls to lose weight (csun.edu)
* Photoshop
-Used to make people look thinner
~This makes young girls believe that in order to be beautiful one must look like the one on the magazine cover.
-False advertisement- Reality vs. the picture
~Plus size models are rarely seen on magazine covers like Seventeen, Vogue, In Style, etc.
* We are continually exposed to the notion that losing weight will make us happier and it will be through 'THIS diet plan'"(Something-Fishy.org)

Magazines & Ad Campaigns
How the Media
Eating Disorders
By: Brisamar Hernandez, Kaylee Johnson, Dorian Munoz,
& Monica Vu
Essential Question
Fashion: Models
Magazines & Ads: False advertisements and magazine stories
Distorted Beauty
Since the reality TV show boom in 2000, eating disorders in girls has tripled ("Reality TV")
72% of girls who watch reality TV spend a lot more time on their appearance than the 42% of non-viewers (Bush & Sapire)
Those who watch reality TV consider themselves more extroverted, more neurotic, and say that they have lower self-esteem than those who do not watch it (Hazlett)
-Perceived to be thin
-When seen in ads, it can influence a young girl's perception of beauty
-Many people think the only way to wear stylish/fashionable clothing is to be thin
-Fashion industry pressures models to have a certain look ("the thin ideal")
~Can cause eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa

* One in every three (37%) articles in leading teen girl magazines also included a focus on appearance, and most of the advertisements (50%) used an appeal to beauty to sell their products
* 70% of girls get their idea of a perfect female body from images they see in magazines
* 3 minutes of looking at a magazine can negatively influence one’s self esteem
* 69% of girls in one study said that magazine models influence their idea of the perfect body shape
* 47% of girls in 5th to 12th grade felt magazine pictures influenced them to want to lose weight
* Every year the average adolescent sees over 5260 advertisements mentioning attractiveness

"* Roughly half of the women in the U.S. wear size 14 or larger though most standard clothing retailers only cater to sizes 14 and smaller
* The majority of runway model meet the Body Mass Index (BMI) criteria to be considered anorexic
* The average U.S. model weighs 117 lbs and is 5’11 while the average U.S. woman weighs 140 lbs. and is 5’4
* Fashion models’ weight averaged only 8% less than the average women 20 years ago. Today the average fashion model weighs 23% less than the average woman
* Ten years ago, plus-sized models averaged between size 12 and 18. The majority of plus-sized models on agency boards today are between size 6 and 12"

End Result:
"* A study showed that women experience an average of 13 negative thoughts about their body each day, while 97% of women admit to having at least one “I hate my body” moment each day
* Four out of five women in the U.S. are unhappy with their appearance.
* 81% of ten-year-old girls experience a fear of being fat
* 73% of teenage girls who abuse diet pills and 79% of teenage girls who self-purge frequently read women’s fitness and health magazines
* 9/10 of girls who are high school juniors and seniors diet while only 1/10 of high school girls are overweight
* By 1990 the average age that a girl began dieting had dropped to eight from fourteen in 1970
* Roughly one half of girls in 4th grade are on diets.
* More than half of nine and ten-year-old girls admitted that they felt better about themselves when dieting"

* "Resistance to maintaining body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height
* Intense fear of weight gain or being “fat,” even though underweight
* Disturbance in the experience of body weight or shape, undue influence of weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of low body weight
* Loss of menstrual periods"
Anorexia Nervosa
* "A serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss"

"* A serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of binging and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating"
"*Regular intake of large amounts of food accompanied by a sense of loss of control over eating behavior
* Regular use of inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, laxative or diuretic abuse, fasting, and/or obsessive or compulsive exercise
* Extreme concern with body weight and shape
*The chance for recovery increases the earlier bulimia nervosa is detected
- Therefore, it is important to be aware of some of the warning signs of bulimia nervosa"
The Facts
"* Approximately 90-95% of anorexia nervosa sufferers are girls and women
* Between 0.5–1% of American women suffer from anorexia nervosa
* Anorexia nervosa is one of the most common psychiatric diagnoses in young women
* Between 5-20% of individuals struggling with anorexia nervosa will die
-The probabilities of death increases within that range depending on the length of the condition
* Anorexia nervosa has one of the highest death rates of any mental health condition
* Anorexia nervosa typically appears in early to mid-adolescence"
How it affects teenage girls?
* "Today the pressure on celebrities to maintain ever-more-unhealthy levels of thinness increases greatly "
* Teenage girls look up to celebrities
-Role Models
* Ultrathin has come to be expected to celebrities and teenagers feel the same way
-This influence can cause brainwash within a teenage girl's mind
* Teenagers are convinced that in order to be happy and accepted, they must be like celebrities

The Facts
"* Bulimia nervosa affects 1-2% of adolescent and young adult women
* Approximately 80% of bulimia nervosa patients are female
* People struggling with bulimia nervosa usually appear to be of average body weight
* Many people struggling with bulimia nervosa recognize that their behaviors are unusual and perhaps dangerous to their health
* Bulimia nervosa is frequently associated with symptoms of depression and changes in social adjustment
* Risk of death from suicide or medical complications is markedly increased for eating disorders"
* It is much more common to see underweight women on television and in films rather than women who are average sized
-This makes girls feel overweight even though they might be an average size (Edrefferal.com)
* Many TV sitcoms make fun of overweight people
* Hollywood constantly stresses the importance of dieting mainly because the camera adds 10 lbs.
* It all started with the show "Friends"
-People wanted to mimic the thinness of Rachel and Monica
~ Makes people dissatisfied with their appearance by just watching a 10 minute segment of a show, such as this one

"* Psychotherapy or counseling
* Medication
* Psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, nutritionist, and/or primary care physician
* Nutritional counseling
* Individual, group or Family Based Treatment
* Support groups
* Inpatient care (including hospitalization and/or residential care in an eating disorders specialty unit or facility)
-The exact treatment needs of each individual will vary
-It is important for individuals struggling with an eating disorder to find a health professional they trust to help coordinate and oversee their care"
Works Cited
* National eating disorders association. (08, August 2013). Retrieved from http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
* Media influence. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.raderprograms.com/causes-statistics/media-eating-disorders.html
* Catherine, P. (2011). fashion and eating disorders: How much responsibility does industry have? . HuffingtonPost, Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/13/fashion-eating-disorders-industry-responsibility_n_955497.html
* Famous people who have died from eating disorders:. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.edreferral.com/celebrities_who_died_or_have_eating_disorders.htm
* McBride, H. (n.d.). Larger than life? celebrities & eating disorders have a long history. Retrieved from http://www.crchealth.com/find-a-treatment-center/texas-treatment-information/larger-life-celebrities-eating-disorders-long-history/
* The thinning of women on television. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.edreferral.com/celebrities_who_died_or_have_eating_disorders.htm
* Altschul, A. (n.d.). Eating disorders on popular tv shows. Retrieved from http://uncexchanges.org/2013/04/10/eating-disorders-on-popular-tv-shows/
* Eating disorders and the media. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.csun.edu/~sm60012/GRCS-Files/Final Projects/EATING DISORDERS AND THE MEDIA.htm
* Rader, J. (2012, August 12). Does the media cause eating disorders?. Retrieved from http://www.healthcarecommunication.com/Main/Articles Does_the_media_cause_eating_disorders_9417.aspx
*Exploring the role society and the media play in the development of an Eating Disorder and the Media Influence on Eating Disorders.

* Many actors and musicians have admitted to struggling with eating disorders including Demi Lovato, Katie Couric, Lady Gaga, Kate Beckinsale and Kelly Clarkson
* In Allure magazine model and actress Elizabeth Hurley stated, “I’ve always thought Marilyn Monroe looked fabulous, but I’d kill myself if I was that fat”
* Actresses Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and the singer Diana Ross meet the BMI criteria for anorexia

no matter what size you are!
( Pearson 2011)
( EdReferral.com 2013)
( McBride 2011)
(Altschul 2013)
(National Eating Disorders Association)

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