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"those who had been exposed to only thin, beautiful women" - Allure magazine article

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Energizer Bunny ;)
Jun 10, 2011
i just saw this in the magazine, and found the link online to share.

"Prolonged exposure to images of glamorous, thin women in the media can change female viewers' body image—for the better. This finding, which contradicts many short-term studies that produced opposite results, emerged from research led by Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, associate professor of communication at the Ohio State University in Columbus. After 140 women looked at 80 pages from magazines (including Allure) that featured models or celebrities, some participants were told to compare their bodies to those shown. Everyone read the pages over five days; three days later, those who had been exposed only to thin, beautiful women rated their own body image higher than they did at the start of the study. The researchers found that the participants—especially heavier ones who compared themselves to the thin women—had begun to diet and exercise. Seeing "magazine pages with thin body ideals appears to induce behavior changes and, as a result, increases body satisfaction," they say. Other studies that assessed immediate reactions to images may not reflect the way women respond to motivational articles and pictures over time, they add."


What do you all think of this? To me, this article screams sizeism, and is only enabling women of size to hate themselves.

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