Saturday, January 21, 2006

Body Image and the Media...

Dear Bloggers,
What are your thoughts about the media's glorification of extreme thinness and the message behind it suggesting that female power, appeal and fullfillment lies in mastering ones body and looking as perfect as possible? I think it is a terribly destructive message, particularly to our young women who are saturated with this message in the media. It makes me mad! I do not buy into it! Beauty, power, fulfillment are much more complex issues than looking like a barbie doll!
We have many areas to develop these rewards in such as our relationships with others, with God, nature, art, music, meaningful work, animals, charity, and just being a "human being" not "human doing", etc...

What do y'all think?

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