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Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. - YouTube

Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she t...
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Russell, Cameron.  “Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.”  YouTube.  YouTube, 16 January 2013.  Web.  8 July 2014.

 

In this video Cameron Russell shows how she changed the way we viewed her by a change of clothes. In six seconds she was able to change her body image. Society views people by the way they look. She explains that looks aren't everything. Looks can be edited to look away. She displayed multiple pictures of ways she was made to look through editing and the way she actually looked on the days before or of her photo shoot. She tells that those wasn't her all. She said that she is expected to look a certain way because she is a model. Even though she is a model she too is insecure. Being thin or having the shiniest hair isn't going to make you happy. This source is reliable because it gives people the other side of the story. The person telling the story is the person that has the body image that everyone wants. It helps them to understand that happiest isn't about the way you look. It's about so much more. 

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Globalization and Eating Disorders

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Globalization and Eating Disorders
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"Globalization and Eating Disorders." . The Levin Institute , 9 Sept. 2009. Web. 8 July 2014. 

 

This site tells of some of the eating disorder percentages from International studies. Eating disorders affect people from all over the world. There are four main categories of eating disorders. Eating disorders can be hard to detect especially around different parts of the world. Different parts of the world conduct their studies differently and the disorders can effect people different based on their social culture. Psychological, biological, genetic, familial, and societal-level have been some of the documented causes for eating disorders. However TV, internet and other social media are still the main blame for the disorder. The Academy for Eating Disorders are trying to get some type of control over the disorder by calling upon governments and industries to ban underweight models. They are setting guidelines for models.The guidelines are trying to promote  healthiness and more variety in the modeling industry, instead of the thin, unhealthy model that everyone idolizes.  

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Pressure to be perfect: Influences on college students' body esteem

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Pressure to be perfect: Influences on college students' body esteem
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Sheldon, Pavica. "Pressure To Be Perfect: Influenceson College Students’ Body Esteem."  Southern States Communication Association. n. pag. Web. 7 July 2014.

 

This scholarly journal article discusses the pressure that is placed on people to have the perfect body. Eighty-eight percent of women and a unceasingly thirty-seven percent of men are unhappy with they bodies. However young people are the most vulnerable to develop an eating disorder. Research shows that one out of hundred adolescents are starving themselves to achieve the perfect body.

Women are mainly focused on losing weight to achieve their body image. They are often defined by their bodies as being for sexual pleasure to men.  Men feel more pressure to increase their muscle size. Social media, family pressure and peer pressure all play roles in wanting to have the perfect body. All of these can affect a person's self esteem and how they view themselves. This article was reliable based on the research and sources that was used to gather the information.          

 

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Teichroew, Jean K. "Eating Disorders and Anxiety." Interview. Audio blog post. Anxiety and Depression Association of America. ADDA, n.d. Web. 7 July 2014.

 

This podcast tells of the three main types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Anorexia is when a person is already below weight but still fears gaining weight. Bulimia is when someone eats a large amount of food and then feels guilty about it and usually throws up. Binge eating is the most common eating disorder. Two point three  percent of women and two percent of men have this disorder. Binge eating is when you over eat. Anxiety plays a big role in eating disorders. A person usually has anxiety before the eating disorder ever a cures. Usually eating disorders are over looked. The best way to tell if a person has an eating disorder is by asking the appropriate questions. They should be asked how they feel about their weight and their eating habits. Eating disorders should be treated by multiple doctors. All aspects of their health should be monitored in order to help treat it. This is a realizable source because  the person being interviewed is Dr. Cynthia M. Bulik who is the  William and Jeanne Jordan distinguished professor of eating disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a professor of nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Eating Disorders Programs. 

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Body Image Battles - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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These images are only validated and expanded upon as we get older. The media, whether it's in the form of a magazine or a television, only exacerbates the problem.
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Preston, Melissa. "Body Image Battles." . Psych Central, n.d. Web. 4 July 2014. 


In this blog it explains how body images are forced upon us even as children. As a child we play with dolls that reflect what the perfect body should look like, such has barbie or G.I. Joe. Even as we get older, we are constantly reminded what body image we should have through much of social media. Most of the body images we dream of having are unhealthy and damaging to our bodies. Those images also lead to dangerous behavior. During a study that was conducted 70% of college women say that they feel bad about themselves after reading  a magazine. The magazine claims that there is only one way for your body to look, which is not the truth. The study also showed that 74.4% of college females think about there body weight frequently. It then can cause the individual to be obsessed with their body image. The more time they spend watching television or movies the more they desire to have that image of becoming thin. Only 20% of woman are comfortable in their own bodies. How comfortable you are with your body image has a lot to do with your overall character and value. This blog is reliable cause it was based off information obtained from  Brown University Health Education Department on Nutrition and Eating Concerns.  

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Men With Eating Disorders

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Information on men with eating disorders. It is estimated that 10% of eating disorder sufferers are men, but that figure is probably much higher. Causes, signs and symptoms, getting help ...
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Thompson, Colleen . "Men With Eating Disorders." . Mirror Mirror,1997. Web. 8 July 2014. 

 

Society still doesn't understand what eating disorders are or what causes them. With researchers becoming more aware of the disorders, doctors are able to help provide the proper treatment to the people that have them. But doctors still have a hard detecting them before the disorders get out of hand and  become obvious to people around them.  Eating disorders aren't just about wanting to lose weight. The disorders are more about how the individual feels about the food and how obsessed they may become about it.  

Most people are shocked to find out that men also suffer from eating disorders. Ten percent of men suffer from eating disorders. The most common disorder in men is muscle dysmorphia. Men have become overly obsessed with exercise and trying to bulk up their bodies. Men are less likely to discuss their disorders, but hopefully with increased awareness they to will come forward foe help. This information help focus on men and their struggles with eating disorders.  

 

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"Body Image." My Body Beautiful. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 July 2014.

 

This image represents how someone's body actually looks and then what they think they see when they look in the mirror. Even though some people are thin and are an appropriate weight for their body size, they still aren't happy with their body image. They see themselves being bigger than they really are. They become criticizing and hard on themselves. They wish that they were able to loose a few pounds and have the perfect figure like the ones they see on TV.  Many people seem to have lost their self respect. Instead of being happy and realizing that everyone's body is different, they continue to push themselves to become something they aren't. By doing this they start to create health problems. Many people don't realize that they are putting their bodies at risk by doing unhealthy things. This image is a perfect example of how many people view their bodies in today's society. 

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The McGraw-Hill Reader Issues across the Disciplines

The Globalization of Eating Disorders

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Bordo, Susan. “The Globalization of Eating Disorders.” McGraw-Hill Reader. Across the Disciplines. 11th ed. Ed. Gilbert Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. 723-727. Print

 

In this essay the author tells of her concerns of how social media, such as television and magazines, decides how we feel and react toward the body that we have. When we think of eating disorders we probably image a rich white girl that has everything who has directed her focus on her personal image. Eating disorders go a lot further than that though. In study's its been found that eating disorders have become a global phenomenon. Its spreading across different races, genders and nationalities. Bordo uses multiple examples to support her ideas of the affect that others can have on ones body image. She explains that its been proven that people didn't care about body image until three years after coming in contact with television and today's culture.  She tells that her book has been translated into different languages and has become a popular book. She hopes that talking and discussing the signs and issues with help make people more aware of the issue. This is a reliable source because the author is a philosopher and interdisciplinary scholar who focuses her studies on Western culture's attitudes toward gender and the body.   

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'Manorexia' on the rise: Experts blame pressure from male models as more men than ever suffer eating disorders

'Manorexia' on the rise: Experts blame pressure from male models as more men than ever suffer eating disorders | Body Image Leads to Eating Disorders | Scoop.it
GPs have been warned to be on the lookout for the potentially fatal conditions, which include anorexia and bulimia, after a rise in the number of those affected.
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"'Manorexia' on the rise: Experts blame pressure from male models as more men than ever suffer eating disorders ." . Associated Newspapers Ltd, 11 June 2012. Web. 4 July 2014. 

 

This newspaper article is about men's eating disorders being on the rise. Its not just a disorder that affects women. One in five eating disorders affect men. Men are feeling more and more pressure of having bulging biceps and six pack abs. Exercise is a major factor in eating disorders in men. Men are becoming overly obsessed with working out which are leading to more health problems. They are taking exercise to the extreme instead of doing it the healthy way. Its harder to detect men with these disorders cause they aren't as open about their issues. This article was good in showing that eating disorders affect  both men and women. It describes what leads to men's disorders and how eating disorders in men are harder to detect. 

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Body Image & The Media

This was a film I made for my Media final project. Enjoy! Xxx.
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Chanthabandith, Pana.  “Body Image & The Media”  YouTube.  YouTube, 13 January  2013.  Web.  4 July 2014.

 

This video shows on average how much advertisement through television, internet and magazines a person consumes daily and weekly. Through all the advertisement people are convinced that there is a certain way to look. The media is setting standards for how we are suppose to look. They show that their bodies are to be thin and flawless. By doing this, it forces people to believe that they have to achieve that look. It makes them believe that they can achieve an unrealistic body. People become obsessed with the way other people's body look. No matter what they do though, they still don't think they look good enough. Body image has become more about what others may think than about how they feel about themselves. 

It tries to tell you that we need to take control of our bodies. We should be happy with the way we are. We should focus on our positive things and not about what ours think are bad. Help show your beauty by being accepting of yourself.  

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