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Empowering Girls: Dutch Blitz Has Body Issues

Dutch Blitz has some body image issues. She used to be a size 15 and she still feels unacceptably fat sometimes, though the scale and the tag in her clothes tell her she's not. I know this because I've read her very honest and poignant blogs…
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Pro-Ana Suicides

Anorexics are definitely suicidal reports a new study, to be published in Journal of Affective Disorders later in the year. A blog exploring girl issues can't ignore eating disorders due to this statistic: 10 million women and 1 million men…
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Zero Existence

by Tracee Sioux I was thin as a young woman. Just the other day my sister-in-law said to me, I saw some pictures of you and you were so thin. A friend of mine who knew me about 7 years ago also recently said, You were so tiny back then. I…
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Super Skinny Me

Tune your DVR to watch Super Skinny Me on the BBC on Sunday at 10 pm to get the truth about what it costs to be a size 0. Two British journalists, who had never dieted before vowed to lose 6 sizes in 6 weeks. Two average-size British journalists,…
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Maternal Emotional Inheritance

Please, please, please take the time to watch the second video of How to Look Good Naked if you have ever uttered any words like, "I hate my freaking thighs." This episode (click on the second one down) illustrates how girls develop negative…
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Encourage Girls Athletics

Since Title IX has enforced rules about spending for girls sports in the public school system it has led to a 400 percent increase in the rate of female participation in college sports and a more than 800 percent increase in participation…
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Miss America Reality?

Miss America, the pageant of all pageant's. The, the, the . . . most obsolete thing in the world. TLC got a hold of the Miss America pageant and aims to modernize it on a reality show called Miss America Reality Check. Which sounded like…
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How To Look Good Naked

by Tracee Sioux Did you catch the premier episode of Lifetime's How to Look Good Naked? I think there is enough evidence that body image is, at least partly, emotionally-inherited. When mothers feel bad about their bodies, daughters are…
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Dove Reality Diaries

by Tracee Sioux More and more I'm coming into contact with teenage girls and young women who meet the beauty ideal - 100 lbs, blond highlights, blue eyed, clear skin, fantastic fashion sense - and discovering their self-esteem is as low as…
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I Want To Be A Model

Mommy, I'm going to be a model. Well, you can if you really want to. But, I hope you'll never let anyone treat you like they treat models. I hope you'll expect more respect from any employer. The thing is Tyra, at some point you became…
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So Totally Ana

by Tracee Sioux I'm reading this little book called Bergdorf Blonds by Plum Sykes where I'm seeing the word ana. As in you're looking totally ana, you must be deliriously happy. Ana is short for anorexia and is considered the best thing to…