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80% of Women and 92% of Girls Are Dissatisfied With Their Bodies

Posted by Catherine Morgan on October 18, 2007

dove-women.jpg

UPDATE:  I’m am now also at Capessa Health and Fitness.  You might be interested in my post Top 3 Tips For Health Eating.

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that more than 80% of fourth-grade girls have been on some form of fad diet? Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance? — go to Love You Body

92% of girls want to change at least one aspect of their appearance. Dove believes all girls deserve to see how beautiful they really are and is committed to raising self-esteem in girls everywhere. That’s why we created the Dove Self-Esteem Fund.” — above image is from Dove campaign

Sussane Reisman, BlogHer contributing editor, did a great post on body image a few weeks ago.

Just look at some of these ads that are offensive to women. No wonder women can’t be happy with their bodies, the images of what they “think” they should look like are based 100% on men’s fantasies (not reality).

So, what can be done? Will this ever change?

Today is LOVE YOUR BODY DAY – You can learn more about it here.

On a more positive note, I received this in my email today…

Banish Your Self-Hater

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11 Responses to “80% of Women and 92% of Girls Are Dissatisfied With Their Bodies”

  1. thecanvasgrey said

    What a gorgeous picture! Dove is “getting it”!! Beautiful smiles, beautiful colors of skin, beautiful sizes of bodies, this photo is a work of art! I’ve NEVER been able to understand why everyone would want to look the same or act the same. I’m so thankful we are different!!!!

  2. Thanks for your comment, I agree with you 100%.

  3. Anonymous said

    Diffrent sizes, better beauty

  4. pelese send for me sex photo

  5. Sytropin said

    80% might be an under statement. I would rate it more than 100% – lol.

    -Sudha.

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  7. This is really more of a problem for Caucasian girls.

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