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Addressing the Body Image Issue in Our Girls and Boys

Posted by Dr. Nilda Perez in Adolescent Issues | 1 comments

Unfortunately we live in a culture that praises perfect body images. Girls are being fed this ideal body image since they’re little girls so by early adolescence they are brainwashed that they must be Barbie and Ken like replicas. And the ideal male is portrayed as six pack and muscles. This began in the 1950's and today our kids are being exploited through media channels. These body image ideologies are developed in the framework of sociocultural factors. The Photoshopped images the media portrays as perfection.