Monday, March 30, 2009

Start Monday right: more depressing thoughts on body image

Reading the first line of last Tuesday's Reuters article, "Women still have a complex and contradictory relationship with their own image," one is very tempted to say "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" - which I did. But the study that the article goes on to describe is very disturbing, even though the questions that were asked are also a little silly. For example:

"25 percent of those questioned would rather win the 'America's Next Top Model' TV show than the Nobel Peace Prize.

75 percent of women surveyed said they'd be willing to shave their heads to save the life of a stranger, but more than a quarter of those taking part admitted they would make their best friend fat for life, if it meant they could be thin.

Half of the 18- to 24-year-olds questioned said they would marry an ugly man if he were a multimillionaire."

Just ponder. How far have we come? 1 in 4 women would rather win Tyra Banks' reality show than do something that would gain them the Nobel Peace Prize? Scary, scary thought!


At March 30, 2009 at 7:27 PM , Blogger Roscoe said...

ya, the nobel one is super messed up...

Though, let's be honest, who WOULDN'T marry an ugly multimillionaire? I mean, I sure would!


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