Media and Girls

March 12, 2010 at 2:20 am | Posted in Media portrayal | Leave a comment
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What are you REALLY seeing in that magazine?

The fashion industry has begun to use younger and younger models, and now commonly presents 12- and 13-year-old girls as if they were women. This presents a double dilemma. It over eroticizes younger girls and it presents images to women that are simply unrealistic and not true.

Calvin Klein ad

It’s no wonder that many girls and women are suffering when they try to compare themselves to these images; because it’s a standard that is simply¬†impossible to meet.

http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/women_and_girls/women_girls.cfm

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