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Old 1st June 2010   #5
Suzanne R
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Default Re: Media causes eating disorders (article)

So true! Even in South Africa, where women of colour have always had a very entrenched idea of the superior beauty of their "traditional build," the influence of the faddy standard of emaciation is encroaching: the amount of eating disorders under young girls of Zulu ancestry are on the rise and the only factor that can be held responsible is the media's trumpeting of "thin is in"! Furthermore, it's shocking to see how quickly the breakdown of these long-held ideals takes place.
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