Anthro6 - Lauren Taranow 10-18-10 TH Lecture Writing...

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Lauren Taranow 10-18-10 TH Lecture Writing Assignment #6 Constant coverage of models and actresses has always had an effect on the way teenage girls think. They are always in the spotlight, and live seemingly glamorous, happy lives. But in today’s world, most of the actresses and models have a distinct body type; tall and thin. The ideal image of women’s size has been shrinking for a long time, but has now reached the point where if you are not at least 5-foot-9 and a size 2 or 0, you can’t become a model. These ideals are affecting many teens, mostly girls, lowering their self-esteems and warping their ideas of a “normal” body type. I have been surrounded by American ideas of a perfect body since I can remember, but never really paid attention to these ideas until around sophomore year of high school. During that time, I stopped growing, and could no longer eat everything I wanted to without gaining weight. It was hard for me to adjust my diet and think about eating healthy foods, and often I would resort back to my old diet, which caused me to put on weight. One day in physical education class, I was running and overheard my ex-boyfriend and his friend calling
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course ANT 302 taught by Professor Seriff during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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