Damned if you do and damned if you don’t – why body image needs regulation

By Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor, The Conversation

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Our obsession with women’s weight and attractiveness manifests in different ways in the media, including being sold images that are far removed from reality and often impossible to achieve, or focusing on women’s looks rather then their achievements.

The pressure to represent more realistic images of women in the media has lead to larger models being used, though as Calvin Klein discovered when it featured a US size 8-10 (UK 12-14) model, criticism was quick to be triggered by a suggestion on Twitter that she was “plus-size”.

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