10 Perspectives on Body Image and Eating Disorders

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Perspectives on Body Image and Eating Disorders - From a media standpoint: o What makes girls and women desirable? Symmetry Body proportion Eyes SLIM Appearance Vulnerable Young (children are vulnerable) Needing a man o What makes boys and men desirable Older mature Strength Authority, leader, problem solver Physical strength Not soft Self –sufficient or independent - Jean killbourne – “slim hopes” - Jackson katz – “tough guize” - Positive body image o Liking you yourself and your body and within the limits of your genetics and environment, as well as being healthy and nourished. o It often means ignoring the media images of what you need to be in order to be attractive o In our culture at this time there are certain desirable traits that constitute beauty. - Why all the talk about being underweight? Isn’t obesity the problem? o
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