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Young Women Challenge Mass Media Concepts of Beauty

05/18/10 Robert Lorei
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First up today: young girls and teens are bombarded with images of beauty — from cable tv shows, the networks, magazines, films and even facebook. According to the American Psychological Association, the three most common mental health problems among girls -- eating disorders, depression, low self esteem -- are all linked to depictions of girls and teens in the media. 90% of girls in recent study conducted for the Girl Scouts said they couldn’t measure up to beauty standards.

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