5 thoughts on “Unequal women in Olympic media reports

  1. Young girls forced to diet by society

    Health: The pressure to look attractive is a major preoccupation for young girls and has forced many to endure strict diets, a survey has shown.

    About half (47 per cent) of a group of 1,200 girls said they found the emphasis placed on physical appearance the most negative aspect of being female, according to the survey commissioned by Girlguiding UK.

    Last year the organisation found that 42 per cent of girls had been on strict diets and this year 75 per cent of those said it was to be attractive to others, with 66 per cent claiming it was because of media portrayals of women.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/94903

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