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Body Blues and Girls: Why So Self-Critical & How to Help

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Abby Ellin X Linda Frankenbach

Abby Ellin X Linda Frankenbach


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A high percentage of girls, teens, and women remain unhappy with their bodies, despite the many advances for girls and women in sports, education, and work over the past quarter century. Indeed, according to at least one study, body dissatisfaction has gotten even worse in recent decades.


Dr. Barbara Greenberg, Psychology Today's Teen Doctor and co-author of Teenage as a Second Language, has a lot of ideas as to why girls' body image remains poor and what we can do to improve it. The recent campaign, spearheaded by a teen girl, to push Seventeen magazine to no longer photoshop models, is a great example. How can we keep the momentum going and collectively change the nature and quality of media representations of the female body?

Join us for a fascinating and rousing discussion with Barbara on the next fitsmi Radio show, Thursday July 19 from 3:30-4pm EST!