18 Nov 2020

Young women counter body image messages

From Lately, 10:35 pm on 18 November 2020

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A new study shows young women are able to counter the pressure put upon them and their appearance by social media. The University of Otago study has found those with a positive body image are critical of how the media can lead women to believe they are only as valuable as they are physically beautiful. But young women with a positive body image say there are more important things than judging people on the way they look, or dress. Karyn speaks with the lead author of the study, Phoebe Poulter.