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Women’s Health Study Guide- Midterm Body Trouble : Objectification Theory Fredrickson 1997 women viewed as objects body monitoring as a result of objectification serves as a distraction can become source of pathology eg. anorexia Objectification Objectification Theory Object vs. Person Perception. Self-objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) posits that because of the male gaze, women internalize a third-person’s perspective of their bodies, leading to decreased cognitive performance, increased feelings of shame, and restrained eating. Self-Objectification- Women view their bodies and themselves as objects. Presents body Surveillance and body Shame Basic facts about Media’s Influence in our Lives: According to a recent survey of adolescent girls, the media is their main source of information about women’s health issues (Commonwealth Fund, 1997). Researchers estimate that 60% of Caucasian middle school girls read at least one fashion magazine regularly (Levine, 1997). Another study of mass media magazines discovered that women’s magazines had 10.5 times more advertisements and articles promoting weight loss than men’s magazines did (as cited in Guillen & Barr, 1994). Encouraging the media to present more diverse and real images of people with positive messages about health and self-esteem may not eliminate eating disorders entirely, but it would help reduce the pressures many people feel to make their bodies conform to one ideal, and in the process, reduce feelings of body dissatisfaction and ultimately decrease the potential for eating disorders. What can we do: Get better magazines, Support one another, Focus on health, Give away clothes that don’t fit, Stop eating ‘diet’ foods, Get rid of scales, Pay attention to how you feel
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QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. stories, ensures that perpetrators and their violent behaviors will no longer remain invisible THE MENSTRAL CYCLE: What is menstruation? Menstruation is a woman’s monthly bleeding. It is also called menses, menstrual period, or period. When a woman has her period, she is menstruating. The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly tissue from the inside of the uterus (womb). It flows from the uterus through the small opening in the cervix, and passes out of the body through the vagina. What is the menstrual cycle? Menstruation is part of the menstrual cycle, which helps a woman's body prepare for the possibility of pregnancy each month. A cycle starts on the first day of a period. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long. However, a cycle can range anywhere from 23 days to 35 days. -Average blood loss 20-60cc -The parts of the body involved in the menstrual cycle include the brain, pituitary gland, uterus and cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and vagina. Body chemicals called hormones rise and fall during the month and make the menstrual cycle happen. The ovaries make two important female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Other hormones involved in
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