Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Today Is Love Your Body Day, But Every Day Should Be

The NOW Foundation has declared today, Oct. 20, "Love Your Body Day" and has made visuals and discussion materials available on its web site.  These are terrific for classroom discussions in a range of high school and college courses.  The package describes how advertisers and the media perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards, sexual ideals and gender stereotypes that girls internalize at younger and younger ages, and that influence their behavior throughout their adult lives, sometimes with devastating physical and mental results.  Read more about the program and see the slide show at:

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