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- Articles, features, news and polls on a variety of body image topics.
Bella Online: Body Image
- Articles and forum devoted to improving self-esteem by developing a better body image.
The Body Burden - Living in the Shadow of Barbie
- Information about and reviews of the book by Stacey Handler, granddaughter of the woman who created the Barbie doll, in which she openly discloses her own battle with her body image.
- This is an useful, informative website that uncovers the issue of body image, why women have become preoccupied with their appearance, and how the media reflects upon these.
Body Image Health
- Promoting healthy body image attitudes. Preventing eating and weight concerns.
- Features articles, forums, psychological exercises, activism ideas, and resources.
bOObs: A Guide to Your Girls
- Celebrate your breasts: health and cancer issues to breastfeeding and cosmetic surgery.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy as a Treatment for Body Image Dissatisfaction
- Brief overview of a report by Vanderbilt University's psychology department, exploring cognitive behavior therapy as treatment for body image dissatisfaction.
Council on Size and Weight Discrimination
- Articles, links and resources on discrimination and media images, with information about how to become a media-watch volunteer.
Does Your Daughter Have a Positive Body Image?
- Teenage girls tend to struggle with body image in far greater numbers than boys.
Male Body Image
- Brief article examining the idea of male bodily perfection.
- From the Social Issues Research Center, a summary of findings on body image.
The Psychology of Ideal Body Image
- Article by Barbara A. Cohen, Ph.D. examining the psychology of the idealized body.
Short Persons Support
- Provides support and reference material to persons of short stature and creates a forum to teach people about the social issues of being short.
NPR : Beauty Series, Part 1: Setting the Beauty Agenda
- NPR's Susan Stamberg talks with Linda Wells, editor of Allure magazine about the magazine, its coverage of beauty issues, and how it chooses what goes on the cover. [6:10 Realaudio broadcast] (June 15, 2004)
NPR : Beauty Series, Part 2: Pitching Beauty to Teens
- Jean Kilbourne, author of Can't Buy My Love -- How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, says the media have created an ideal of beauty for young girls that is dangerously unachievable. Kilbourne speaks with NPR's Susan Stamberg in the second in a series of conversations on the nature of beauty. [6:44 Realaudio broadcast] (June 15, 2004)
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