[Media-L] African-American women less vulnerable to media-driven body dissatisfaction

Pia Guerrero piaguerrero at comcast.net
Fri Apr 1 10:30:05 MDT 2011

Isn't it possible that African-American women identify more with other African-American women in the media (who are thin, lighter, fit more closely with the media's eurocentric "ideal")? Given that possibility isn't this inherently flawed?

"Both sets of slides showed images of white female models from magazines and catalogs. "

Pía Guerrero
Co-founder and co-editor
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Executive Director

On Feb 21, 2011, at 12:53 PM, FBaker1346 at aol.com wrote:

> GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s no secret that media images of the “ideal” body type can lead women to be critical of their own bodies and can even contribute to eating disorders.
> However, with the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week today, a University of Florida researcher points to a study showing that African-American women are less susceptible to media-driven body dissatisfaction.
> http://news.ufl.edu/2011/02/21/eating-disorders/
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