Media Influences

More than Media

By Shirley Wang--Eating disorders are serious mental disorders affecting approximately 0.3 - 3% of the population. Despite this, several misconceptions and stereotypes about eating disorders often downplay their severity.

Pretty, Sexy, Sassy

By Maya Bernstein--The film Pretty, Sexy, Sassy by the Ma’yan Research Training Interns of 2012-2013 is a compilation of a year’s worth of discussion on what it means to be the “perfect girl.

The Media and Me

By Christina Keefer--When I was knee-deep in my eating disorder, I played the dangerous game of “Am I skinnier than her?” with every image set before me.

Carl's Jr. Goes "All-Natural"

By Shira Moskowitz--Last night during one of the coveted $4 million Super Bowl commercial slots, the people at Carl’s Jr. introduced the West Coast (it was "too racy" to be aired anywhere else) to their version of “all natural.” 

Twirlgate: Women Athletes Deserve Better

By Annie Stewart--I have played sports since I was three years old. Being physically active has given me (and continues to give) more joy than my heart can contain. Sports were also one of the avenues through which my feminism came to life. As a female athlete, I experienced the inequalities that women have to fight against.


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