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18 April 2011

Destructive images of beauty

We look at the sharp contrast between a beautiful, sexy female form and the emaciated image which is dished up as beauty on TV.

The sharp contrast between a beautiful, sexy female form and the emaciated images that are often dished up as beauty on TV makes one think about how vulnerable we are to suggestion and what a devastating effect this can have on our body image.

This was a sad indictment of modern values. But what upset me most, was that there are so many other young girls and women out there who are copying her example. They'll do anything to lose weight until they're reduced to skin and bone: starve, vomit, exercise to exhaustion or swallow any magic potion or pill that promises unrealistic weight-loss. The list is endless.

  • Are you obsessed with losing weight?
  • Are you very thin, but think you're still gross and fat?
  • Do you diet all the time?
  • Do you, after eating, induce vomiting to lose weight?
  • Do you hate yourself?
  • Do you feel out of control?
  • Do you feel suicidal?
  • Do you starve yourself and then gorge until you want to throw up?
  • Do you exercise every day until you feel totally exhausted?
  • When you look into the mirror, do you see a fat, ugly person?

 
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