An astounding 80% of women in the US have Body Image Issues. These issues range from stress around getting dressed in the morning to severe medical disorders. Our nation’s most popular Doll, Barbie, has unobtainable and unhealthy body proportions; if she were alive her waist would be smaller than patient’s with anorexia nervosa. Research has shown that very young girls age 5-7 who have been exposed to Barbie have lower body esteem and want a thinner body than they have. (Dittmer, Halliwell, Ive, 2006) More than half of the girls 18-25 would rather be hit by a truck than be overweight. (Courtney Martin, 2007)
These statistics are staggering.
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Mirror Mirror: Healing Body Issues from the Inside Out