Friday, February 5, 2010

Some Hard Facts

Here's some numbers I came across about teen girls and body image from a poll by Girl Scouts of America. It's absolutely heartbreaking; nine out of ten girls (aged thirteen to seventeen) felt pressured by the media to be thin. Over a third of the participants had known someone with an eating disorder.

One hopeful fact: "More than 80 percent of teen girls said they would rather see natural photos of models rather than pictures that had been digitally altered or enhanced."

I would love to see the numbers about teen boys and how much effect the media has on their self-image.

Read the whole story here.

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