The Powerful Pressure to Be Thin

  • Topic Info:The media and fashion industries have a powerful influence on our perception of beauty. 

    Society is obsessed with being thin, and has truly put a monumental amount of pressure on both men and women to keep up with this desire.

    A recent study showed that there could be a decreased obsession for thin bodies if there were more realistic images of women in the media and fashion industries. 

    President and CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association, Lynn Grefe, explains the effect this pressure has on the number of eating disorders, body image, and how we can change as a society.

  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS