I found a great article today from the Fuller Youth Institute that talks about teenage girls and body image. Here’s an excerpt:
“‘See Jane Try to Be More Sexy
The Damage Done. Those of us who care about girls have intuitively sensed that the pressure to be “sexy” damages the way they view themselves and others. A 2007 report by the American Psychological Association (APA) spells out the destruction more explicitly. Whether it’s a five year-old girl walking through a shopping mall in a short T-shirt that says “Juicy”, or a magazine article that virtually promises teenage girls that losing 10 pounds will get them the boyfriend…'”
The article talks directly to parents about what we can do to help “Jane” fight back against these pressures. Check out the complete article here.