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The Impact of Media on Body Images of Young Women

  title={The Impact of Media on Body Images of Young Women},
  author={Brittani D Wynn},
Extensive literature has focused on the media influences on the body images of women. This is a quantitative study that examines the relationship between the impact that media has had on women and their body image as adolescents, as well as their current relationship with the media and their body image. It also examines if women feel that the media accurately portrays women in magazines and TV shows, and if they are influenced by the images in following them and changing their lifestyles to… Expand
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