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1. How does the media’s perception of mental and physical health morph teens’ outlook on themselves? And how do students at IA avoid these pitfalls? 2. The Media What…
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  • 1. How does the media’s perception of mental and physical health morph teens’ outlook on themselves? And how do students at IA avoid these pitfalls?
  • 2. The Media What exactly does the media do? <ul><li>Exposure to media </li></ul><ul><li>“ Perfect Person” video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dove - Evolution Commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Women <ul><li>How does the media portray women? </li></ul><ul><li>Common stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Some strides have been made in how the media portrays women </li></ul>
  • 4. Women Beauty and Body Image <ul><li>Unattainable Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>The Culture of Thinness </li></ul>
  • 5. Women <ul><li>Self Improvement or Self Destruction ? </li></ul>
  • 6. Men How are men portrayed? <ul><li>Stereotypes </li></ul>
  • 7. Men Sports
  • 8. Men When/How are boys influenced? <ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><li>Vulnerability and Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Violence and Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Work vs. Domestic </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>TV vs. Reality </li></ul>
  • 9. Solutions How does this affect IA students?
  • 10. Solutions Resisting Stereotypes  <ul><li>“ Staying True” video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slip of the Tongue </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Solutions <ul><li>Boost your ego </li></ul><ul><li>Feel Better About Your Body </li></ul><ul><li>Take the initiative </li></ul>
  • 12. Works Cited <ul><li>A Report on Mental Illness in Canada. Public Health Agency of Canada, 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Barbie boots up. Time. Nov 11 1996. http://www.time.com/time/ </li></ul><ul><li>Body Image. The Canadian Women's Health Network. 2007. http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/faq/bodyImage.html </li></ul><ul><li>Body Image and the Media. The Canadian Women's Health Network. 2007. http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/faq/biMedia.html </li></ul><ul><li>How fake models are really made. The consumerist. 16 October 2006. http://consumerist.com/consumer/dove/how-fake-models-are-really-made-207991.php </li></ul><ul><li>Media Portrayals of Men and Masculinity. Media Awareness Network. http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/men_and_masculinity/index.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Resisting Stereotypes and Working for Change. Media Awareness Network. http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/women_and_girls/women_reform.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>The Diet Business: Banking on Failure. BBC News World Edition, Feb 5 2003. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2725943.stm </li></ul><ul><li>The Media's Influence. Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family. PBS. 2003. http://www.pbs.org/perfectillusions/eatingdisorders/preventing_media.html </li></ul><ul><li>Women laserized to standardize dress sizes. CNN. Feb 11 2008. http://www.cnn.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>How the Media Define Masculinity, Common Stereotypes of Men in Media, Children's Perceptions of Male Stereotypes, Men's Magazines and the Construction of Masculinity, Masculinity and Sports Media. http://publications.childrennow.org/publications/media/boystomen_1999_media.cfm </li></ul>
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