Thin, Troubled, and Fake?

January 26, 2010 | Elizabeth

What is the outlook that is being ingrained in the minds of today’s young women? Botox parties, plastic surgery cravings, exercise addiction, eating disorders, and rail thin models have contributed to the increasing pressure on women of all ages all around the globe. Recent studies will shock you:

“According to a study published in the journal BMC Public Health, children as young as 10- and 11-years-old already have notions about the ideal body. An analysis of more than 4,000 students from Nova Scotia revealed that young girls’ happiness with their body image is directly linked to how thin they are. Boys, on the other hand, were happiest when they were neither too lean, nor too heavy.”

Not too long ago, Dove launched the campaign for real beauty along with an astonishing ad created by Tim Piper called “Beauty Pressure.”  Dove obviously recognized the problem we all have known about. But now what are we going to do about it? What is the legacy we are going to leave behind?

Perhaps, it should be: Healthy, Happy, and Real?

Click here to read more about the study

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