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What definitely not to do to tackle the influence of fashion media on triggering eating disorders
What is the solution to countering the influence of imagery such as the following?
Herb Ritts photo (1989): Stephanie Seymour, Cindy crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell.
Definitely not the following imagery.
If one were to show these two pictures to girls and women indulging in anorexic behaviors, one can expect these individuals to doubly resolve to do whatever it takes to avoid excess body fat. Few examples would serve as better thinspirations for such individuals.
The following description of the book has been going around:
“The average American woman,” Nimoy writes in his preface to the book, “weighs 25 percent more than the models selling their clothes. There is a huge industry built around selling women ways to get their bodies closer to the fantasy ideal. The message is: you don´t look right. If you buy our product, you can get there.” Nimoy questions this media message by photographing women who accept the fullness of their figures and who clearly enjoy being together as dancers and working with Nimoy to make these pictures that are often inspired by famous works of art.
Nemoy’s approach is the opposite of the No-l-ita ad, both ineffective. The proper way to counter fashion media imagery is to come up with comparable imagery depicting feminine beauty -- and I will be eventually coming up with it if no one else will first -- and do other things that this site is doing.