The Female Body Image

Researchers report that women’s magazines have ten and one-half times more ads and articles promoting weight loss than men’s magazines do, and over three-quarters of the covers of women’s magazines include at least one message about how to change a woman’s bodily appearance—by diet, exercise or cosmetic surgery.

The quote is from a short post about the female body image in which the author discusses skinny vs. fit and healthy vs. fat and the differences between what men and women see as an ideal female body image. I thought it was interesting that women base their appearance issues more on what other women think and I couldn’t agree more with the recommendation for women to lift heavy weights.

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