Media Influences

Red Carpet Bodysnarking Hurts Everyone

By Mary Grace Baldo--The Academy Awards red carpet coverage will be, as usual, widespread and almost all-consuming.

Photoshop Trickery Sparks Real Life Insecurity

We've all heard that magazines & advertisers rely on Photoshop to achieve the "perfect" look. But do you know just how extreme these transformations can be? Watch this.

Truth in Advertising: The Sh*t Still Stinks

By Alma Alegria--We live in a capitalist culture that feeds off of women’s insecurities. It is just unfair, it can be ruthless, and it is having a severe effect on women’s health.

Hey, Media: Not All Latinas Have Curves

By Nicolette Hinojos--Being Hispanic, I am supposed to have sultry curves, a full behind, and an overall exotic quality. At least that’s what media put into my head growing up.

Glee's Harmful Portrayal of Eating Disorders

By Catherine Weingarten--As most TV shows go, Glee has its ups and downs. One recent plotline has been pretty upsetting for me & for others in the eating disorder recovery & activism community.


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