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Old 23rd April 2010   #2
MelanieW
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Default Re: Media causes eating disorders (article)

The only surprising thing about the study that Meredith noted is that it could be a surprise to anyone. Not only is it blatantly obvious that the media fuels eating disorders, but in fact causing body dissatisfaction is a deliberate and conscious part of their mission.

I just came across this video of an Australian comic doing a devastating riff on womens magazines. His point? Dont buy them, because they are evil.



He uses a few swear words, and there is one really unnecessary swipe at the Church, but other than that I think his points are true and devastating. They are funny but infuriating at the same time, because he is so right, and having one or two token plussize model editorials in a couple of magazines doesnt change the fact that the industry still promotes eating disorders - consciously and willingly.
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