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Media and Body Image
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I created this Community as part of a school assignment, and because it's a cause that's close to my own heart.

The point is to keep track of the Media around us, be that TV, the Internet, or any other mass communication, and to post about how it makes us feel and think about our body image, and whether it makes us want to change our own body to fit stereotypes of today's popularity.

Too many advertisements and influences out there today tell us "be thin," "be skinny," "be beautiful." Well what is beauty? We see on the cover of People Magazine and US Magazine pictures of Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and the headlines run "Stars Too Skinny!" and "Who's got the Anorexia diet?" So what do they want from us? They tell us to be thin and beautiful but not to be TOO thin because that's unattractive.

Words like Bulimia, Anorexia, and Fat are thrown around too carelessly. This is a community for us to open our eyes and the eyes of others about

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