How does the media impact girls' perceptions of body image? Aspect 3
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The Real-Life Ukrainian Barbie Doll

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Facebook With a teeny waist, disproportionately large breasts and wide, icy-blue eyes, 21-year-old Valeria Lukyanova says she is the real natural deal. A real-life Barbie, that is. That’s what she claims anyway.
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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 17, 2013 8:49 PM
Valeria claims that she is the most famous Ukraine barbie doll ever made and is the real natural deal. ”When Barbie came around, play suddenly became about dressing up and looking right and it eventually played a role in how women wanted to look in real life.” Levin said, “If society expects women to look like that, it is harder for almost any woman to totally resist it."
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Interview Questions and Answers

1.  How would you compare and contrast the shift of our culture's view of the ideal body?

            Kathy Furia:  Through my lifetime, I believe in the 50’s and 60’s rounder women were found to be more attractive and thin women were unhealthy, but through decades, thinness has prevailed along with fitness (women with definition of muscle).

 

2.  Why do you think the media presents the negative body image at all ages? 

            Kathy Furia:  I am not sure the media presents the negative body image at all ages.  I feel we should strive to look and feel our best but should not be obsessed with trying to achieve bodies on models etc.  I feel the media is swaying a bit on the health aspects of exercising and trying to keep healthy body weight.

 

3.  Throughout your years of being a plastic surgeon's assistant, are there more women that go through plastic surgery?  Why not as many men?

            Kathy Furia: In fact, women are generally harder on their selves and our looks and men are more accepting of their bodies.  Through almost 30 years of working in plastic surgery field, I do not feel than the percentage of women verses men having surgery has changed much.  I believe approximately 90% of our patients are women and 10% are men.

 

4.  In today's, why do you think more females are taking more responsibilities for their body image?

            Kathy Furia:  “Women are more independent in today’s society and women are marrying later, meaning they are in the work force more and longer.

 

5.  Do you believe that attractiveness is suggested as the major cause of impacting girl’s perception of body image?

            Kathy Furia:  yes

 

6.  Why do you think people believe the media has the most impact on girl’s perception on body image?

            Kathy Furia:  Because we are flooded by ads on TV, Internet, and magazines of beautiful young women at our Plastic Surgery practice.

 

7.  Do you believe that there are moreyounger or older women going through plastic surgery? Why?

            Kathy Furia: We have a wide range of patients ages 20’s and 30’s with mostly breast augmentations.  30’s, 40’s and 50’s are with tummy tucks and 40’s to 70’s having face lifts.

 

 

Kathy Furia

Plastic Surgeon Operating Assistant Nurse

Works at Artisan Plastic Surgery; Dr. Francis Johns

Has been a plastic surgeon operating assistant nurse for 30 years. Contact Info: kfuria1152@comcast.net

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The Effects of Playing with Thin Dolls on Body Image and Food Intake in Young Girls

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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 17, 2013 8:26 PM
The media teaches children that obese, larger children have fewer friends. Also it shows that these larger children are less liked by their parents, are lazier, and less happy than normal weight children. Barbie dolls and Bratz dolls might serve as role models for young girls, but on the other hand, playing with these dolls might provide girls with mental representations of what is expected of them later in life with the respect to their social skills as well as their body appearance.
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Meet the Real Life Human Barbie Doll : VALERIA LUKYANOVA

The Real-Life Human Barbie Doll : Valeria Lukyanova Ukrainian (Russia) native Valeria Lukyanova is labeled the Human Barbie Doll. Lera (short for Valeria) ma...
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Valeria Lukyanaova is a Russian indivual who claims and is labled of being the Human Barbie Doll.  The transforamtion from being a normal human being to a fake looking real life Barbie doll is truly amazing, but dangerous at the same time.

 

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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 17, 2013 8:32 PM
Valeria Lukyanaova is a Russian indivual who claims and is labled of being the Human Barbie Doll. The transforamtion from being a normal human being to a fake looking real life Barbie doll is truly amazing, but dangerous at the same time.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 25, 2013 9:38 PM
Wow, this is crazy! BUt so interesting to use in presentation!
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"Seen Through Rose-Tinted Glasses:" The Barbie Doll in American Society.

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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 17, 2013 7:55 PM
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Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 17, 2013 8:01 PM
Barbie can put full effort into looking at her high-status occupation outfits, but her appearance does not suggest competence and professionalism, meaning this gears children at such a young age at the wrong direction. Barbie is not really considered a role model. She's what every little girl imagines and dreams of being one day in their life time. That necessarily doesn't always happen and that's what every little girl wants. Barbie serves as an icon that conveys women and children of all ages the measures of success in modern America: wealth, beauty, popularity, and leisure.
Jackie Bevilacqua's comment, March 17, 2013 8:14 PM
The doll of the 1980's presents a strange message to society of young children. Barbie the astronaut wore a space suit that in which was the color pink with puffed sleeves. The executive Barbie wore a hot pink suit and a straw hat and also carried a brief case to keep her credit card handy. Most girls think that Barbie is all work and no play. The outfit Barbie wears as a work outfit is not your typical occupational outfit. The jacket could be easily removed, along with the pink and white spectator pumps replaced with high-heeled sandals, and the skirt reversed to form a spangled and frilly evening dress.
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 25, 2013 9:39 PM
Excellent insight! I'm looking forward to your presentation!
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 25, 2013 9:39 PM
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