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Beauty is Pain

Celebrities Are Speaking Out

"I mean, if we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect they have on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?" -Jennifer Lawrence

“We don’t talk about weight. We don't talk about physical appearance. We talk about health. We talk about what's on the inside. We talk to our girls about being kind and treating others well, and being passionate and respectful.” -Michelle Obama on how she raises her kids

"I've had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons...It feels important to say it really doesn't matter what shape you are." -Keira Knightly (after refusing to have her picture retouched)


•The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females.•47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures.•69% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape.•91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always.•Students, especially women, who consume more mainstream media, place a greater importance on sexiness and overall appearance than those who do not consume as much.Source:

Peer Opinions

I believe that the main focus of this photo is not the girl, but society. This photo shows how society is so caught up in how we look and act. -Matt Shwayder

The photo makes me feel a sense of emptiness, as if something important is missing from the girls life. -Shivani Puranik

The girl in the picture must feel invisible and like everyone is looking right past her. -Shivani Puranik

This girl in the photo is forcing society to reflect on themselves, using the mirror as a shield so they can’t take anything out on her. -Matt Shwayder



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