Media helps shape girls' body image, self esteem

04/8/2014 | Daily Beast, The

Despite 63% of girls thinking the body image standards of the fashion industry are "unrealistic," 60% say they still compare their bodies to fashion models. A change in how young women perceive their worth should be necessitated in the media through powerful campaigns like the Dove selfie mother/daughter project. "Not only do we have to stop propagating a single standard of beauty, but... girls need to believe that their value is not derived from their appearance but from who they are and what they do," writes Samantha Levine, after attending the Women in the World summit.

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