The Body Snatchers: How the Media Shapes Women

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"This timely analysis reveals how the media promotes unhealthy, unrealistic, and unattainable images of the female body. Encouraging women of all ages to challenge society's preoccupation with an ideal body shape, this uplifting guide helps combat the low self-esteem, body hatred, and eating disorders that afflict too many women and girls. Asserting that the cosmetics, fashion, and diet industries, the mass media, and the burgeoning business of cosmetic surgery all profit from the perfect body myth, the book theorizes that these forces would be powerless if women's dissatifaction with the way they look ended. The book presents witty alternatives to starvation imagery alongside solutions that will empower women to step off the starvation treadmill and enjoy life no matter what their size."

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Cyndi Tebbel is a former editor of the Australian edition of New Woman magazine. She campaigned to have a more realistic representation of women's bodies in the magazine, but lost to the opposition of cosmetics advertisers. She left the magazine and now works as a freelance editor, journalist, and regular speaker on media issues.

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Book Description Finch Publishing, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. The Body Snatchers, written in an engaging and witty style, looks at the rampant conditioning of women and girls by those pushing starvation imagery. there is hardly a woman alive - fat, thin or in-between - who doesn't wish she could alter the body she was born with. From childhood on, we're bombarded with imagery from Barbie dolls to starvation chic that tells us we can never be too thin or too young. the cosmetics, fashion and diet industries, the mass media and the burgeoning business of cosmetic surgery all profit from this message. But for women and girls there's a high price to pay: low self-esteem, body hatred and eating disorders are now a major part of their lives. the Body Snatchers, written in an engaging and witty style, looks at the rampant conditioning of women and girls by those pushing starvation imagery. Cyndi tebbel encourages women of all ages to stop obsessing about the shape they're in and to challenge society's preoccupation with an 'ideal' body that is unnatural and, for the vast majority of women, unattainable. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-41028889

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