"Whatever feels good in my soul": body ethics and aesthetics among African American and Latina women.

@article{Rubin2003WhateverFG,
  title={"Whatever feels good in my soul": body ethics and aesthetics among African American and Latina women.},
  author={Lisa R Rubin and Mako L Fitts and Anne E Becker},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={49-75}
}
Ethnicity-specific differences in body aesthetic ideals and body satisfaction have been cited as a potential explanation for interethnic differences in the prevalence and presentation of eating disorders. It has been widely hypothesized that such ethnically based differences in aesthetic body ideals mitigate cultural pressures that contribute to body disparagement and disordered eating among white women. However, mechanisms by which a cultural milieu may be protective against the development of… CONTINUE READING

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