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80 Percent of Women In The U.S. Are Dissatisfied With Their Body Image (Emunah La-Paz Defines You)

Updated on June 15, 2017

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Women and Some Men Struggle With Self-Esteem Do To Body Image

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80 Percent Of Women In The U.S. Are Dissatisfied With Their Appearance

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Body Image, An Ongoing Battle Of The Mind.

According to statics provided by Psych Central Professional 80 percent of women struggle with their body image.

Studies show that many women perceive themselves differently when they look into the mirror.

Through ongoing advertisements and movies, women of all ages are being bombarded with unrealistic images, which causes critical thinking while observing their body.

Feeling too chubby, too, short, too tall, or too hippy, the brutal list goes on. Trying to obtain the flawless nature of models in the magazine is a never ending goal, that models themselves fail to measure up to.

Inspirational and groundbreaking model Tyra Banks, goes out of her way to provide self-esteem to young girls who suffer with their body image, in which she reaches out to women who suffer with eating disorders.

Will The Marilyn Monroe Body Image Ever Return?

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A False Illusion

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The Body Image Poll.

Do You Believe That Supermodels & Celebrities Make The Average Woman Feel Bad About Themselves?

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Plus Size Runway Show.

Are Full Figured Women Making A Comeback In The Modeling Industry?

According to statics the average american woman is 5' 4"tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Marilyn Monroe who was known for her curvy and full figure, was said to be 5 feet tall weighing 140 pounds.

There are more modeling industries embracing the plus size image.

The fact that Hollywood and the modeling industry continues to promote images that do not reflect the needs of the average woman is baffling.

However, how women feel about their bodies stems deeper.

Therapist who evaluate women and young girls who suffer with body image share that as many as half of all women report having been sexually abused in some manner before reaching age 19.

Reports claim that 25 percent have experienced childhood physical abuse. Women who suffer from being abused often take their anger out on their bodies. The damaged-goods syndrome is a mental disorder which attacks the mind.

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Negative Body Image Attacks All Women.

Every race has a Hollywood image that they look up to.

For African American Women, movie stars such as Dorothy Dandridge a classic image, Pam Grier known as the retro image, and Halle Berry who made her presence in Hollywood within the late 80's early 90's. make a physical statement of intrigue and beauty.

Pam Grier, Dorothy Dandridge, and Halle Berry Make A Statement In Hollywood For African American Women

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Just Do You!

What Is Your Fashion Preference?

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How To Embrace Your Unique Style!

What is Shabby Chic?

The definition: Vintage Style.

In regards to furniture Shabby Chic is described as chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor.

My definition stems from a genuine point of view, In reflection that we all go through our distressed moments in life, but these trying times should never define our value.

Once we embrace our inner beauty only then our we capable of building a fashion that represents how we feel about ourselves. Only then will are standards turn a deaf ear void toward the illusion of Hollywood and the fashion industry.

Learn How To Embrace Your Own Style:

  1. Develop a sense of humor about yourself: Try to build a style that promotes laughter and fun. Life is too short to focus on the negative. Positive women dress positive. A positive nature makes any outfit look grand.
  2. Speak in words of affirmation. Don't wait around for others to affirm your value.
  3. Remember that beauty fades and grace lives on forever.

Clothing For Your Body Shape

Audrey Hepburn Quote

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit who is in you. You have received the Holy Spirit from God. So you do not belong to yourself, because you were brought by God for a price. So honor God With your body.

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      Emunah La Paz 4 years ago from Arizona

      I agree Suzanne. Women love glitter and colorful things all around us. The sad facts is that Glamour Magazine indicates that the number is rising concerning women and self esteem issues. Very sad. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Suzanne Day 4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      80% is a huge number of women and you wonder why it isn't front page news with massive government-run programs to assist! I think many women know that the aim of industry is to sell stuff to consumers and in facing a lack of problems, industry invents them (ie, women's bodies being imperfect). The silly thing is that they don't seem to understand that women would buy stuff anyway, we just like nesting and having colourful things on us and around us. It's fun when the body stuff is taken out of it. Voted interesting!